New NDIS planning guidelines and resources

The NDIA have released new information about how it makes decisions, and how participants can use your NDIS funding for certain supports and services.

  • Creating your Plan: this explains what participants can expect from when their plan is created, what happens during their planning conversation and how they can prepare
  • Reasonable and Necessary: this explains how the NDIA make decisions about funding for reasonable and necessary supports
  • Your Plan: this explains what happens when the plan is approved and how participants can start using their plan
  • “Would we fund it?”: this is a catalogue that tells you when the NDIA might fund or not fund a particular support.

It has also published ‘Principles we follow to create your plan’ to help you understand how the agency makes decisions about which supports it can fund in your plan.

These new resources are delivering on a commitment in the Participant Service Improvement Plan to provide more clarity around how the agency makes decisions, and to be transparent in the decision making. It is continuing to provide regular training to staff to support their decision-making.

The NDIA knows how important it is to create a plan that provides the right supports – that’s why it is moving to make decision-making as consistent, transparent and accessible as possible. The new format guidelines do not make any changes to the planning process. Instead, they explain existing processes in more detail.

Visit the NDIS website.