Understand Your NDIS Plan

Do you often fail to understand your NDIS plan and the supports available to you? You are in the right place as we explain everything you need to know about your NDIS plan.

Your NDIS plan

It is divided into three main parts, as follows: 

  1. Profile: It contains all the information about the participant. It is a detailed description of who you are, your family, the people who are an integral part of your life, like for your friends or relatives and also the place where you live. 
  2. Goals: These are a vital component of any NDIS plan as these determine the types of supports and their levels. This section talks about the goals and the aspirations from both long term and short-term perspective. Furthermore, it also describes the support that you may need to realise your goals. 
  3. Funding: This section deals with the funded supports available to you. It is a summary form of the three funding categories: Core, Capital, Capacity Building. 

Support Types

Informal supports

Mainstream supports include health system, education system like specialists, dentists, GPs and mental health systems. In the form of community support, there are libraries, playgroups and community groups. 

Family, friends and community groups

Here the role of the support coordinator and the NDIS planner are primary. The participant, along with the planner, identifies family, friends, community or service groups that can support you. The support forms can range from babysitting, personal care to a social outing, weekly visits and other activities. 

Funded supports

It gives access to all types of supports that fall under the category of ‘reasonable and necessary.’ This classification is from the perspective of your specified goals and aspirations, as mentioned in the NDIS plan. 

The fund allocation here is based on the information as provided by the participant during the planning meeting. A vital point to remember here is that the NDIS plan in annual and so are your supports. However, a few exceptions do apply.

Funded support categories

Core – This funding works to help you with the support for:

  • Everyday activities
  • Disability needs
  • Working towards life goals and aspirations

It comes with four support categories:

1. Assistance with daily life

  • Assistance in daily personal activities like showering, hygiene, moving around the house etc.
  • Assistance with tasks like cleaning, maintenance and all other household tasks that help maintain the home environment.
  • Assistance with meals covering the preparation and delivery, keeping in mind the particular needs of the participants.
  • Assistance in living arrangements that can be shared or supported independent.

2. Assistance with Social and Community Participation

It refers to support needed for engagement in recreational or social activities that enhances your involvement in your community. It works towards strengthening your ability to participate independently.

3. Consumables

The participants may require including products, equipment, or assistive technology to improve mobility and overall independence.

4. Transport

Helping you to travel be it to the workplace, place of education, training or even visiting a doctor.

 You can reach out to our representative at Personalised Support Services for further information or clarification regarding these.


 It has two key areas of funding:

Assistive technology

Items needed for communication, mobility, personal care, recreation, vision and more

Home modification

This support category is not flexible, and the participant can use the fund only for the purpose for which it was allocated.

Capacity Building

These supports work towards minimising the participant’s need of gaining independence in daily life and reduce the requirement for the same level of support into the future.

Every plan review will have a briefing and discussion on the same.

The various categories under this head include:

  1. Improved daily living
  2. Improved life choices
  3. Employment
  4. Social and community participation
  5. Improved living arrangements
  6. Health and wellbeing
  7. Improved learning
  8. Improved relationships
  9. Support coordination

Price Guide and Support

It is a price guide and has all the information about different categories of funding in your plan. It should be used by the participants, along with the NDIS support catalogue. This catalogue details the amount the participants can claim for each type of support expense.

Plan reviews

The NDIS plan’s duration varies from 6 months to 2 years, depending on the participant, level of disability, and the support requirements. In case, the participant feels that the plan needs modification, a request can be made. It is termed as ‘review of a reviewable decision.’ It has to be done within 90 days of receiving the new plan.

You can reach out to our representative at Personalised Support Services for further information or clarification regarding these.