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 […]

Everything you need to know about the new NDIS Independent Assessments

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As you may be aware, there are big changes on the horizon for the NDIS assessment. The key changes to the current NDIS Assessments will begin to roll out in mid 2021 by introducing new independent assessments for all NDIS participants aged 7 and over. Whilst the Australian Government have received a lot of backlash […]

The importance of having a service agreement

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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 […]

What does reasonable and necessary supports really mean?

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The more time you spend getting to know the ins and outs of the NDIS and your funding, the more times you’re likely to come across the phrase ‘reasonable and necessary’.  What does this mean and how does it affect your NDIS funding and supports? In simple terms, reasonable is defined as something fair and necessary is something […]

How to have Plan Management included in your NDIS plan

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If you have chosen to have your funds plan managed, all you need to do is ask for it during your meeting or at any point during your plan. Every NDIS participant has the right to have Plan Management services included in their plan.  The NDIS Act states that the “NDIA must give effect to a participant’s […]

How to appeal a decision made by the NDIA

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Do you feel dissatisfied or unhappy with a decision made for you by the NDIA?  If this happens to you, you are able to request an internal review.  If you have been directly affected by the decision, you have the right to request an appeal if it appears in the NDIS legislation’s list of ‘reviewable […]