Below is a guide on how long we usually make your plan before we must do a plan review. When we decide the plan review due date, we always consider:
- how long you want your plan to go for before we do a plan review
- your current situation.
For children younger than 7, we recommend a plan length of 12 months. This is due to the major changes in early childhood. Sometimes, we can do a plan for up to 24 months for young children, if it is better aligned with important transition points and milestones. For more information, check out Early Childhood Early Intervention .
Plan duration guidance
|Plan duration criteria||Recommended plan duration Aged 7 years and older||Recommended plan duration Younger than 7 years of age|
|Your living situation and support needs are stable.||up to 36 months||12-24 months|
|You are in an unstable living situation, for example if you are homeless or in temporary accommodation.||6 - 12 months||6 - 12 months|
You are likely to leave the NDIS in the next 12 months. For example, if you were eligible for the NDIS through the early intervention criteria, and you have built your skills.
You might need a 12-month plan if you still need to finish your skill development. Or, you might need a 6-month plan if you’re ready to leave.
|6 - 12 months||6-12 months|
|You need more than $15,000 per year in Capacity Building supports.||12 months||12 months|
|You have used less than 20% of your NDIS funding in your current plan.||12 months||12 months|
|You are currently receiving compensation or may be eligible for compensation.||12 months||12 months|
|You live in Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA).||12 months||12 months|
|You are a younger person in residential aged care aged under 65, or Indigenous and under 50, and you:
||12 months||Not applicable|
|You live in residential aged care and are 65 years or older, or you are Indigenous and aged 50 years or older, and you:
||24 months||Not applicable|
|You need disability-related health supports and:
||12 months||12 months|
|You need behavioural support.||12 months||12 months|
|Your plan will include in-kind supports.||12 months||12 months|