Managing your supports in the NDIS
There are different ways of managing the funded supports in your plan.
In WA, you can choose to manage the supports yourself, or ask your representative to do it on your behalf, you can choose a service provider, or you can choose a combination of these.
This is when the funding, allocated to the person as per their plan, goes direct from the funder to the person or nominee. The person then manages all aspects of the funding, and chooses a provider/s and/or engages their own workers
If you choose to self-manage any part of your NDIS in WA plan, you will be responsible for:
- choosing and arranging your own supports, which may also include arranging and engaging your own support workers
- ensuring that the relevant invoices for your supports are paid on time
- keeping appropriate records and receipts for supports provided, claimed and paid
- reporting to the funder on the amount used and funds spent on the self-managed items of your NDIS in WA Plan.
Service Provider Managed
This is when the funding allocated to the person as per their plan, goes from the funder to the provider. The provider manages all aspects of the funding, however with good support, they do this in partnership with the person. The organisation employs the staff on behalf of the person.
Shared Management (an option under Provider Managed)
This is an option to discuss with your provider. This is when the funding allocated to the person as per their plan, goes from the funder to the provider, and then the provider gives it to the person and helps the person with managing the funding. The person employs their own staff.