Understanding your plan and supports

Participant booklets

Three participant booklets are available to support people with disability and participants throughout their NDIS journey.

The third booklet in the series includes useful information to help you understand and use your NDIS plan.

Booklet 3 - Using your NDIS Plan

Booklet 3 covers:

  • Understanding what’s in your plan
  • Learning how to use your plan
  • Choosing and managing supports and services
  • Reviewing your plan and progress

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

When speaking with an 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 Understanding your NDIS plan document, which is available on this page.

Understanding your NDIS plan document 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

Transcript - Developing your first NDIS plan (DOCX KB)

Downloadable resources

Fact Sheets and Publications

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

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