Your NDIS Plan is unique to you and will be addressed to you. It contains a summary of what you talked about and agreed to with your Planner.
Your approved plan will tell you when it starts and give you basic information on:
- Why funding is approved
- How flexible your budget is
- How the NDIA developed your plan
- What your next steps are
- What to do if things change for you
- How to request a review of your plan’s approval decision.
You’ll also be provided with all contact details for the NDIS in case you have any questions.
Part 1: About you
This part of the plan is about you, your daily life and the people in your life. This is broken down into:
- Where you live and the people who support you; and
- Your daily life.
Part 2: Your goals
This part of the plan lists the goals you want to work towards during this plan. It includes short term (e.g. within the next 12 months) and longer term goals and aspirations.
Part 3: My supports
These are the supports that will help you work towards your goals.
Family and friends
These are who the NDIS calls ‘informal’ supports.
Services and community groups
These supports might include things like health or mental health services, schools or education services, community groups, sporting or hobby clubs, or other government services. These are what the NDIS calls ‘community and mainstream’ supports.
NDIS reasonable and necessary supports budgets
Here you will find a list of the different support areas you’ve requested and had approved. Each area provides the cost, specific details about the support and how the supports will be paid.
Starting your plan
This section tells you what to do now. The first thing is to read and understand your plan. It also advises how to sign into the NDIS “myplace” Participant Portal.
Managing your NDIS Funding Package
This section of the plan gives you general information about the budget for your plan. This is broken down into information on your:
This covers supports that enable you to complete activities of daily living (for example, showering or dressing) and to work towards your goals.
These are items with a specific purpose you have identified in your plan. Most of these items require a quote from a provider. Funding in this area covers, if needed, assessment, delivery, set-up, adjustment and maintenance costs.
Capacity building Supports
This covers supports that enable you to build your independence and skills. Here is a sample of supports participants have had funded:
- Occupational Therapy, Psychology and Orientation and Mobility for improved daily living
- Personal care equipment
- Transport to access the wider community
- An electronic text to speech app for a smartphone to independently read
Below are examples of accessible sample plans: