Your plan review is an opportunity for you to check if your supports are working for you and that they are helping you work towards, and achieve, your goals. During your next scheduled plan review meeting, the NDIS may talk to you about the new flexible approaches related to reviewing your NDIS plan. This may be a:
1. new NDIS plan with the same supports,
2. new NDIS plan with minor changes to your current supports, or
3. a full plan review.
Your Local Area Coordinator (LAC) or NDIA planner will talk with you about your circumstances/support needs, and discuss which review approach would work for you. If your LAC or NDIA Planner suggest options 1 or 2 but you feel your needs have changed, you can request option 3 – a full plan review. This will also mean your NDIS plan budget will be reviewed.
If your current supports are still meeting your needs and your circumstances/support needs have not changed, you may be able to continue with the same supports in a new plan, or a new plan with minor changes. Please note that your NDIS plan budget may remain the same. This means your LAC, or NDIA planner can spend more time checking in with you, see how you’re going, and answer any questions you may have about your NDIS plan. It is important to note that receiving a new plan with the same supports or a new plan with minor changes won’t be right for all participants. This decision will be made by the NDIA, based on your reasonable and necessary needs.
If your circumstances/support needs have changed or you would like a full plan review, the NDIS will work with you to understand what information you may need to provide. This will also attract a revised plan budget.