You may want a plan management provider who is registered to manage your funding.
We’ll agree to this unless it would be an unreasonable risk for you to use a registered plan management provider.
Is there an unreasonable risk if a registered plan management provider manages your funding?
You have the same right as all Australians to take reasonable risks. We respect your right to take reasonable risks in having a registered plan management provider manage your NDIS funding.
But, if this creates an unreasonable risk to you, we’ll talk to you about what things might reduce these risks.
When we think about whether there is an unreasonable risk to you, we will consider if you’re vulnerable to physical, mental, or financial harm.
We also consider whether a provider has delivered supports to you in a way that has caused you physical, mental or financial harm.
Or, if someone might pressure you to do something.
We'll think about:
- how well you make decisions about money
- if your informal supports could help you reduce any risks.
We consider what strategies we could use to reduce risks, including:
- giving you a shorter plan
- having regular check-ins
- including supports in your plan to help you manage your funding
- having a combination of plan management types for different parts of your plan
- supporting you to change plan management providers if necessary
- stating that some supports are spent or delivered in a certain way. This means we state it in your plan so the funds allocated are spent on this particular support instead of alternative supports
If there are no strategies we can introduce to reduce the risks we’ve talked about, we may consider it an unreasonable risk for you to have these supports managed by a registered plan management provider.
These supports would need to be Agency-managed and delivered by a NDIS-registered provider.