One of the ways the NDIS ensures that participants are able to receive value for money is through price regulation, which is why they have a regularly updated Price Guide available on the NDIS website. The Price Guide is meant to assist participants and disability support providers to better understand the way price controls for supports and services work in the NDIS.
Now as you go through the Price Guide, you might notice that some supports have the statement at the end that says something like, “These support items should only be used if they are stated in a participant’s…
After your planning meeting, you’ll be issued your NDIS plan based on what was discussed. The plan will include important information that elaborates on who you are, what support systems you currently have, and what you’re trying to achieve through the help of the NDIS, together with information on what funding is available to you.
Here’s an overview of what you’ll see in your NDIS plan:
Information about you
This is a quick snapshot of who you are and your current living situation. That includes information on your disability, where you live, who your carers might be and if any…
In the Australian Government’s effort to provide everyone with access to safe and effective vaccines against COVID-19, an initial roll-out of vaccinations began in late February. Here are some basic questions about the vaccine that you may be asking yourself while you’re considering your options:
The COVID-19 vaccine has currently been rolled out, but as it is still in limited quantity, it is being rolled out in phases where priority is given to higher-risk groups. For people with disability, the highest priority group is those in residential services and disability care group homes.
Following this group are people with disability…
In your NDIS plan, you’ll see your budgets, which are monetary allocations for all your supports for the plan period. While Core Supports ( which we’ve explained in more detail here) are flexible, allocations for specific support categories can only be spent on those supports. This is why it’s especially important to track how you’re spending these budgets, so that you don’t run out of funding for your supports when you need them most.
Here are our most useful tips for staying on top of your budgets and to stay within your allocations:
Look at each category in your NDIS…
We previously talked about the perils overspending may pose to your NDIS plan, but what many may not understand is that underspending can also present potential problems down the line.
Currently, COVID-19 has affected how participants are able to employ their necessary supports, many of whom have swiftly changing needs in these circumstances. The NDIS has recognized this and provided an option with your consent to automatically renewing the same plans with the same budgets for another 12 months. However, as underspending is an important issue in managing your budgets, it’s still helpful to understand how it can affect you.
Goals are the things you want to achieve with support from the NDIS and other supports and services. Setting goals will help you stay focused. Achieving short-term goals creates milestones towards your long-term goals, which may require more planning and time to accomplish.
The NDIS will build your plan to accommodate your goals. It is important to spend time thinking about your goals to be sure you have covered everything you would like to achieve.
Your goals state what you are reaching for in different areas of your life. They also determine how the NDIS can help you make…
As NDIS plan managers, our goal at Blitzit is to make life on the NDIS easier for you. We streamline the process of setting up, managing and tracking your NDIS plan so you can be free from the hassles of navigating the NDIS — which any participant knows can be a lot to take in.
Your NDIS plan is there to help you gain more free time to pursue the things you love and live the life you envision for yourself.Choosing …
With current COVID restrictions forcing organisations and support providers to postpone programs and events, your plans for outings and activities may have to be put on hold. Thankfully, there are many ways you can still have fun, enriching experiences within the four walls of your home.
We’ve put together a list of ways you can turn your time at home into a time of boundless learning, bonding and enjoyment. Stay home, stay safe, and have fun!
Don’t let staying home stop you from staying active and reaping the many benefits exercise brings — from physical strength to mental focus to…
Just got your Access Decision from the NDIS? Congratulations! You’re now on your way to getting the supports you need to live your best life.
The next step? Having that all-important planning meeting with your NDIA professional. In preparation for your meeting, you should consider how you would like for your plan to be managed.
When it comes to managing your NDIS plan, you have three options:
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has certainly revolutionised how the Australian government takes care of people with disability. Through the NDIS, the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) provides people living with a disability with the financial support and services they need to live their best possible life.
If you’re new to the NDIS, you may be overwhelmed by all the information out there and unsure how to proceed. Below, we answer some frequently asked questions to help you get started on getting the supports you need.
To be eligible for the NDIS, you need to meet four criteria:
NDIS Plan Management Experts * Fast Payments * Real-time 24/7 Blitzit Portal Access * No Cost to You * You’re in Control *