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New guidelines released to make NDIS planning simpler and clearer

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20 Apr 2021

New guidelines and information about how NDIS plans are developed have been released by the NDIA as part of improvements being made to the NDIS.

NDIA CEO Martin Hoffman says the guidelines give NDIS participants clearer information about creating and using NDIS plans, making sure they make best use of their NDIS funding.

“We have released three new operational guidelines, as well as the principles we follow to create NDIS plans and how we make decisions about which supports we can fund,” Martin says.

The guidelines released include:

  • Creating your Plan – explaining what participants can expect from the NDIA when their plan is created, what happens during their planning conversation and how they can prepare.
  • Reasonable and Necessary – providing detail about how the NDIA makes decisions about funding for reasonable and necessary supports.
  • Your Plan – outlining what happens when a plan is approved and how participants can start using their plan.

Mr Hoffman says clearer guidelines are part of more than 50 individual improvements being made to the NDIS through the Service Improvement Plan released in August last year.

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