Public consultation opens on NDIS legislation reforms

Acacia Plan Management changes to legislation

The Australian Government is proposing changes to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) legislation to make processes easier and better for NDIS participants.  The Government is continuing to work to create a simpler, faster, fairer and more consistent NDIS that aims to work better for people with disability, their families and carers. A 2019 independent […]

The NDIS ‘Would We Fund It’ guide updates

Acacia Plan Management NDIS Would we fund it guide

The NDIS’ ‘Would we fund it’ guide was introduced earlier this year to improve transparency on how decisions are made about supports the NDIS may fund.  The guide lets you browse through commonly requested support items and services. We often get asked whether the NDIS will fund X because someone with the same or similar […]

Step-by-step process of the all-new independent assessments

Acacia Plan Management NDIS Independent Assessment Process

If you read our latest blog, you are probably aware that in mid-2021 the Australian Government will be rolling out key changes to the current NDIS Assessment by introducing independent assessments for all NDIS participants aged 7 and over. The new independent assessments process will capture the key information needed to create your new NDIS […]

The importance of having a service agreement

Acacia Plan Management service agreement

While having a one isn’t obligatory, it is important to have a service agreement with your providers. Why, you ask?   The written agreement will clearly outline what each party agrees to, it sets out expectations, how services will be delivered and at what cost.  It helps to remove any grey areas and if any difficulties […]

Will my plan cover gardening, cleaning and handyman services?

Acacia Plan Management services covered NDIS

Whether the NDIS will cover the cost of cleaning depends on your individual circumstances. Does your disability prevent you from carrying out these duties yourself? If gardening, cleaning and handyman maintenance assistance enables you to live an ordinary life, NDIS may deem it reasonable and necessary to fund these household activities. Note that the NDIS […]