Plan Review Day
Plan Review Day.
During your annual review, your Local Area Coordinator (LAC) will ask you a series of questions, similar to your initial NDIS planning meeting.
Here are some final pointers for your actual meeting:
- Bring your trusty folder of gathered information, reports and quotes, as well as any additional notes and documentation that will help you explain why you’re requesting a change to your plan.
- Remember to specifically request plan management for the year ahead, even if you already currently have plan management, otherwise it might not be included in your new plan.
- Support coordination, which helps you find and connect with service providers, is similar to plan management in that support coordination won’t be included in your revised plan by default - even if it’s in your current plan. The NDIS will determine whether you are eligible for support coordination, but if you are considering whether or not this is an option for you, it doesn’t hurt to ask.
- Take a deep breath and relax! Remember to take your time when responding to ensure your answers are clear.
- Take notes if you can, so you don’t miss any key points or details and can remember exactly what was said.
What happens next?
- Use your plan and funding to make more progress towards your goals. (Be sure to check in on your budgets and balances using the Blitzit Online Portal to ensure that you’re staying on track).
- Your LAC or ECEI Coordinator will keep in touch with you regularly to make sure your plan is working for you.
- Once it’s time to review your plan again, you will be contacted by your LAC.
If you have any questions, you can always speak to one of the Blitzit team.
Your support coordinator or local area coordinator (LAC) or NDIS planner should have already set up a time for your NDIS planning review meeting by this time, and your preparation in the last few weeks will come in handy.
Consider your plan review as an opportunity to see which of your supports and services are helping you to achieve your goals.
As your plan comes to an end, expect to be contacted by your NDIA planner, Support Coordinator or Local Area Coordinator (LAC) to schedule a time to review your NDIS plan and set goals for the period ahead.
Carers often come in the form of partners, friends, parents, children or siblings.
The NDIS often makes changes to respond to the growing needs of participants, and this year is no different. Let’s go through some valuable changes in the NDIS Price Guide as well as some valuable services you have yet to utilise.