For participants under the age of 7, plan reviews are carried out by an Early Childhood Intervention partner. For children aged 7 or older, and adults, plan reviews are conducted by either an NDIS Planner or a Local Area Coordinator.

It is recommended that participants start using the funding that they have been given in their plan whilst they undergo the review. 

The supports that you are eligible to receive will depend of the individual situation of your child and your family. The NDIS will fund supports that are deemed “reasonable and necessary” based on your situation. 

Depending on your preference, a plan review can be done face-to-face or over the phone.

The funding outcomes are different from person to person, the current supports received and whether you are achieving, or working towards, your goals. Individual’s funding may vary from Plan to Plan.

If the NDIA anticipate that your needs and goals will not change in the next 24 months then you can get a 24 month plan. However, for children who are still growing and developing often a 12 month plan may be  most suitable.

Core funding is used to assist people to access their community and improve their independence.

The major categories for the funding are:

- assistance with daily life (e.g. assistance with personal activities and daily life tasks, can be individual or in a group, respite type activities)

- transport to access social and community participation (e.g specialised school transport)

- consumables (e.g. items to assist with personal care and safety, e.g. continence aids, products for enteral nutrition)

- assistance with social and community participation (activities that build skills and independence)

Unless it is a “stated” support (that is the Plan specifies what the funding must be spent on), you can use the funding flexibly across the major categories.

The NDIS is not designed to fund supports for health conditions provided by registered nurses. In some instances, however, registered nursing may be funded in an NDIS plan only where it is considered necessary to provide education, training or intermittent monitoring to paid or unpaid carers in a particular task. The NDIA planning process will explore the extent to which the needs of the person can be safely met by allowing the supports to be provided by a non-clinical person who has been given the appropriate training. In most cases where the care cannot be delegated, the task would be considered clinical and therefore not the responsibility of the NDIS.

As registered NDIS providers in Brisbane, we recommend to our families that they do take their child into their NDIS planning meeting. This way, your NDIS Planner will have the opportunity to better understand the unique situation of your child and your family. Don’t worry if your child needs attention or care during your planning meeting, your NDIS Planner will be used to this. 

At Xavier we’re helping families to prepare for the NDIS. However, doing lots of your own research will help you to prepare. Esnure that you have a good understanding of registered NDIS providers in Brisbane. Also check out the NDIS Resource section of our site. The NDIS website has lots of helpful information and factsheets to help you prepare and we are here to help.