The COVID-19 pandemic is a difficult time for NDIS participants, however, rest assured we are here to help.
If you are Plan Managed but don’t have Support Coordination in your Plan it can be difficult connecting to services. We understand this.
The good news is that the NDIA has made changes allowing some extra assistance during this time, temporarily allowing Support Coordination to be drawn from your Core Plan funds.
How can a Support Coordinator help me?
A Support Coordinator will support you to understand and implement the funded supports in your plan and link you to community, mainstream and other government services. A Support Coordinator will focus on supporting you to build skills and direct your life as well as connect you to providers.
Your Support Coordinator will assist you to negotiate with providers about what they will offer you and how much it will cost out of your plan. Support coordinators will ensure service agreements and service bookings are completed. They will help build your ability to exercise choice and control, to coordinate supports and access your local community.
They can also assist you in planning ahead to prepare for your plan review.
Support coordinators will assist you to ‘optimise’ your plan ensuring that you are getting the most out of your funded supports.
Support coordination line items added during COVID-19 pricing update
Three new support coordination items have been introduced to the NDIS Support Catalogue under Core Supports, Assistance with Daily Life, effective 25 March 2020:
- 01_790_0106_8_3 – Level 1: Support Connection
- 01_791_0106_8_3 – Level 2: Coordination Of Supports
- 01_794_0132_8_3 – Level 3: Specialist Support Coordination
The new line items duplicate items already claimable under Capacity Building Supports.
The new item numbers allow participants to use their funds more flexibly to access these supports from either their Core or Capacity Building budgets.
ACT NOW! This is for 6 months only (as from 25th March 2020)
To find out more, please call 1300GOPATHWAYS (1300 467 284) or email email@example.com and our friendly team will be happy to help.