What happens when your NDIS plan expires in this Covid-19 pandemic?
As the world is struggling with Covid-19 pandemic, NDIS has made some changes in their plan. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has changed what happens to participants’ plan when they expire during this pandemic. Looking at the current situation, all the NDIS plans will be extended for a year.
In this article we are going to discuss the change and how it will be implemented and help the people with disability.
So, you might be thinking about what happens after the plan expires. Don’t worry, we will let you know in detail.
On the day when your plan expires, it will automatically extend for one year, which means for 365 days. You don’t necessarily have to do anything in this because the plan will automatically extend. If you are an Access Foundation customer, you can let us know if you have any issues or questions so that we will update your plan and there will be no delays in the payment.
You can also extend your current plan for 24 months if you don’t want to make any change in your existing plan. You can contact NDIS and let them know about the same.
Now you must be thinking about what will be the procedure if you want to make some changes in your NDIS plan. Don’t worry; we will clear it out for you.
So, what if you want to make changes in your NDIS plan?
If you are not satisfied with your current plan and wish to make changes in it, you can still request a Change From NDIS . This way, your plan will not be extended for another year if you don’t wish to.
To do this, you have to follow these simple steps-
Give NDIS a call on 1800 800 110
Request them to make a change in your NDIS plan and clearly explain to them what changes you need. For example, you have a specific need or goal, be specific about it with NDIS.
You may require to partake a plan review meeting to have your request accepted. This meeting will take place over phone or via email. The step-by-step guide will help you prepare for your plan review.
Make sure to request the Plan Management to continue working with us. It’s your right to have plan management in your NIDS plan, but you need to ask for it.
After following these steps, you canmake changes in your NDIS plan before it extends for a year.
How can you request plan management or support coordination from NDIS?
The NDIS Provider has made it easier to use these two services, which can help you access and supports throughout COVID-19. Whether your plan is going to expire or has extended, this is the time to access these services.
If you don’t have plan management but would like to have it, you can get access to unregistered providers by simply calling the NDIS and letting them know about your need. Switching to plan management requests are now approved within 24 hours.
You can also get access to Support Coordination by using your core support budget, whether you have it in your plan or not. Although support coordination is not available for all the participants. But if you are eligible for support coordination, you can get access to it.
Get in touch with Access Foundation to know more.
Access Foundation is a Registered Disability Service Provider in Western Australia. During this time of the pandemic, we hope all our participants are safe and healthy. We will take care of your NDIS plan and will extend it for one year if it expires during the Covid-19 pandemic.
You don’t have to worry about your plan. Take care of yourselves. For more details on the same, Get in touch with us. We are always there for you.