Understanding your plan and supports

NDIS participants can choose how to manage the funding for the supports in their plan.

When meeting with a NDIS planner to develop a plan, you will need to decide which plan management option is right for you. You may even discuss self-managing budgets in your plan.

No matter which option is chosen for the payment of providers, you remain in control of which providers you select and when and how your supports are delivered.

For comprehensive information about managing your plan and self-managing, download the Module 1 and Module 2 documents available for download on this page.

Module 1 gives information about understanding and self-directing your NDIS plan:

  • understanding and self-directing your NDIS plan
  • understanding the supports in your NDIS plan
    • funded support budgets
    • purchasing general funded supports
    • purchasing stated funded supports)
  • managing and paying for your supports
  • choosing your providers
  • making agreements with your chosen providers
  • the Participant Portal.

Module 2 gives information about Self managing budgets in your plan, including:

  • self-managing budgets in your NDIS plan
  • setting up a bank account
  • purchasing goods and services
  • accessing funds in your NDIS budget
  • claiming payments from the NDIA
  • paying support staff.

Published Date: 

28 May 2014

Fact Sheets and Publications

Check the fact sheets about arrangements in each state and territory.

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