About NDIS


The NDIS Statistics

Latest figures show that there are around 4.3 million Australians who have some form of disability.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will provide almost half a million Australians aged under 65 with funding, supports and services.

For many it will be the first time they receive the support they need.

I have funding; Now what?

Once you or your family member complete your NDIS planning process, you will be provided with a funding package.

You will be asked how you would prefer to be managed as there are various ways.

If you choose to be plan managed a qualified and registered financial intermediary such as Plan Manage Direct will manage your funds.

You can contact us directly with any questions.

Here at Plan Manage Direct we put you first!


Engage a Plan Manager for flexibility

If you wish to nominate an NDIS registered plan manager, such as Plan Manage Direct, ensure your fund package planner includes a provision for plan manager services in your NDIS funding package.

There is no cost to you, and no impact on the funding for your support services.

If you request plan management funding, you can see any service provider of your choice, while Plan Manage Direct then takes care of all the stressful administrative burden.

How will a plan manager benefit me or my family?

 Plan management allows you to:

  • have choice and control over the providers you use;
  • use NDIS registered providers;
  • use non-registered providers (although your Plan Manager must be a registered provider);
  • negotiate pricing to pay less than the NDIS price guide;
  • make value for money decisions in line with your plan;
  • view your plan on the my place portal to keep track of your budget.

Role of the Plan Manager

 If you choose to be plan managed, a Plan Manager is funded in your plan and must be an NDIS registered provider (which Plan Manage Direct is).

The Plan Manager will claim directly from the budgets in your plan to pay your providers on your behalf.

If you choose to use a Plan Manager, they will:

  • pay your providers for the supports you purchase;
  • reimburse you if you have paid your account;
  • help you keep track of your funds;
  • take care of financial reporting for you;
  • depending on your circumstances, they can also help you choose your providers.


Q.  Can I speak to a plan manager/s before  I appoint one?

A.  Yes! 

In fact here at Plan Manage Direct we advise you to speak to all potential  providers and make sure you feel comfortable with their style and approach.