How the planning process works

Step by step process

Your NDIS plan

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Plan is a tailored approach to supporting individuals with disabilities in Australia. It outlines the goals, funded supports, and services an individual will receive. Crafting an effective NDIS Plan involves a clear, step-by-step process.
Your NDIS Plan
1. Access Request
Begin by checking if you're eligible for the NDIS. This involves reviewing the criteria and submitting an access request with the required evidence of your disability.
2. Pre-planning
Before your official planning meeting, gather information about your current support systems, your goals, and what assistance you might need. Think about how the NDIS can help improve your life.
3. Planning Meeting
You'll have a meeting (face-to-face, over the phone, or online) with an NDIS representative or local area coordinator. Here, you'll discuss your needs, aspirations, and how you wish to manage your funding.
4. Receiving Your Plan
After the meeting, the NDIS will provide you with a personalised plan. This document details the support you're approved for, your funding amounts, and other important information.
5. Using Your Plan
Once you have your plan, you can use your allocated funds to access the services and supports to help you achieve your goals. Remember, you can always seek assistance or review your plan if your needs change. It's a journey, but each step is designed to ensure you receive support tailored to your unique needs and aspirations.