Navigating Small Budgets and NDIS Reviews

Feb 3, 2023

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Navigating NDIS plan reviews can be a real challenge for some people. Many NDIS plans are being extended over longer periods, often across 2 to 3 years, so it is important to understand how your funding works for the services you require.

At Rocky Bay, we are committed to meeting your needs and ensuring you can access the services you need. Rocky Bay will work with you to stretch your funding across the length of your plan as best as we can.

Below are some options for best managing your funding if it has reduced in size or been extended over a longer period.

  1. Reducing the hours of each individual service will allow you to utilise services across more days of the week. You can do this by swapping to fortnightly services from weekly services, or you may wish to join one of our wonderful group supports. Participating in group supports reduces the service rate, enabling you to access more services for the same amount of funding. In a group setting, you are sharing your services with others, so you pay what is known as a group ratio rate. For example, if you share your service with another 2 people, you only pay 1/3 of the rate (group ratio 1:3).
  2. Discuss your NDIS plan and explore the funding available to you with your Team Leader. We understand how overwhelming the NDIS can feel at times, that’s why we’re here to help explore the funding options that are best suited to you. Your Team Leader can help you understand the different funding categories and how to maximise your plan. Many customers often do not realise that they have funding under different categories that could be accessed for their support.
  3. Apply for a NDIS review. You must request plan reviews at least three months in advance, and you will need to provide progress reports from all the providers you receive services from. A support coordinator can assist you in this process.

If you are interested in learning more about how you can maximise your NDIS funding, come along to our Info Night!

If you are interested in attending a program or finding out more about our services, please contact Jamie O’Malley at Jamie.O’[email protected]

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