If you request to be plan-managed, this means a third party such as Blitzit Plan Manager pays invoices and tracks the financial aspects of your plan, so you always know where your budget is at. If you’re after flexibility and the freedom to choose your own providers, whether they are registered with the NDIS or not, then we’re here to help.
An important point to remember is that there is no cost associated with managing your plan, and an option like plan management gives you the freedom to choose your own providers. Becoming plan managed is simple – just ask for this option at your planning meeting.
As a plan manager, Blitzit Plan Manager will organise payment of your invoices typically within four to seven business days, and enable you to track your budget through our online portal (BOP). This offers you the independence of managing your own plan, without the administrative hassle.
If you decide to manage your own NDIS-allocated funds, you are responsible for paying invoices from your service providers, and manually claiming those invoices through the NDIS. While some people enjoy the independence this creates, it also requires a detailed understanding of the NDIS funded support categories and codes, and is a time-consuming process.
Being self-managed means the onus is on you to provide payment on time; you must also complete additional admin tasks such as providing good records to demonstrate to the NDIA how you are using the funds for auditing purposes.
You can choose to have your plan agency managed, which means that service providers you engage must be registered with the NDIS. Registered providers have their own portal, through which they process claims for services against your funding. They then pay themselves directly from the fund. However, not all the businesses will be registered with the NDIS, which means you may have less flexibility in the service providers you can engage.