NDIS plan management and support coordination are not the same. Here is a summary of the main differences.
We often find that there's some confusion around the differences between NDIS Support Coordination and NDIS Plan Management. Although they're similar, they are separate services, and you'll need both to properly implement your NDIS plan.
Here's a closer look at both NDIS Support Coordination and NDIS Plan Management, and the key differences between the services.
NDIS Plan Management
Plan Management is how you pay for your NDIS services. In other words, it's how you take care of the financial administration and any other financial aspects associated with your NDIS plan. Plan Management helps you:
Decide how you want to pay for services
Track your spending
Provide financial reports
To help you with your NDIS Plan Management, you'll be allocated a Plan Manager. Your Plan Manager can submit your invoices for you and send you spending statements so you can track what you're spending.
NDIS Support Coordination
While Plan Management helps you with the financial side of things, NDIS Support Coordination is how you put the plan itself into action. It's how you find the right service providers for your individual needs.
Your NDIS Support Coordinator can help you:
Understand your particular needs
Find service providers who can help you
Take back control of your own life by making informed choices
Support Coordination isn't available to everyone, and you may not be offered it if you have other people in your life who can help you organize your plan. Eligibility is assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Summary Of the Key Differences
NDIS Plan Management is available to everyone because it's how you pay for your NDIS services and organize your invoices. NDIS Support Coordination, on the other hand, is generally only offered if you have particularly complex needs or there's no one else to help you manage your support needs.
What's important to remember is that they're separate services – your plan manager can answer any questions you might have.
About Bright Plan Management
The plan managers at Bright Plan Management take the stress out of the NDIS process. From making your first NDIS application to managing your plan, we take care of the hard work for you, including connecting you with NDIS-approved service providers who'll offer you the quality care you deserve. For more information on our services, contact us now.