Your National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) plan is a key part of the Social Security System. When you apply for disability benefits, your application is matched with an appropriate NDIS plan manager responsible for taking care of everything for you. In addition to looking after your needs, your Plan Manager ensures that you understand how to make the most of the benefits that you’re entitled to receive. When you’re not sure what something means or whether it applies to you, your Manager will help you find out. In short, your Manager is your disability insurance representative.
Your NDIS plan manager takes care of the administration of your National Disability Insurance Scheme. This includes keeping track of your expenses, advising you on spending your benefits best, managing your claims, and offering support when you require it. Your Manager is also responsible for ensuring that all aspects of your social security program are being managed as effectively as possible. Some of these duties include:
The Manager’s primary duty is to ensure that all aspects of your National Disability Insurance scheme comply with the law. Suppose your Manager detects any potential problems, such as your having been incorrectly classified as unable to continue with your work due to a pre-existing medical condition. In that case, they must report this to the SSA within 30 days. Your Manager may also be required to undertake a disability support assessment to determine how much funding is available to you based on your individual needs. Your Manager is also responsible for coordinating all aspects of your disability benefit plan with your local Social Security Office. Your Manager is in charge of processing all claim forms and conducting office visits. These services are usually performed weekly, biweekly, or monthly.
The main objective of a Managing Agent is to ensure that all aspects of the National Disability Insurance scheme are being managed as effectively as possible. In the case of processing claims, your Manager is responsible for managing the entire application process, including contacting appropriate agencies for additional information and evidence. Regarding appealing decisions, your Manager is in charge of coordinating all submissions to the appeal process. Additionally, your Manager is in charge of reviewing all final decisions regarding your disability benefits and is responsible for communicating these to your Claimant.
Another duty of your National Disability Insurance plan manager is to ensure that all funds allocated to each participant are used appropriately. For example, your Manager is in charge of the allocation of funding for clinical trials. If one of these trials is discovered to be not helpful, you will be required to repay those funds. If you have questions regarding your entitlement to these funds, your Manager is required to answer these questions for you. Your Manager is also in charge of collecting all documents and documentation related to your application for benefits and is in charge of distributing these documents to your assigned caseworker.
As part of their role as a NDIS plan manager, you may have several financial support responsibilities. You are, for example, required to submit regular reports regarding your company’s activities and update your client on the success or failure of their applications. Your reports are to be sent to your client at the end of every quarter. In addition to these financial obligations, your Manager is also required to coordinate with other employees within your organization, as well as the relevant National Health Information Center (NHIC). Your duties may also include coordinating with vendors for necessary services to maintain your organization’s benefits plans, such as access to technology equipment. In short, your role as a National Disability Insurance plan manager requires you to work closely with each participant and the wider disability benefit agency (DBA) that manages the rest of the scheme.