Your individual NDIS review
The annual NDIS review gives you and the NDIA the chance to discuss the support you’re receiving and ensure you are getting exactly what you need.
You can identify the progress you’re making and any new goals or targets you want to set, as well as make changes to anything that isn't working as well as you had hoped.
What the review will cover
Your annual NDIS review will look at your progression and achievements, how well your NDIS supports are working and the skills you’re building to become more independent. It will also include how you manage every day activities and a review of the funding amounts that have been spent. You will move on to discuss your support needs for your next plan - you might choose a longer or shorter plan, depending on your needs, goals and confidence in controlling your supports.
Preparing for your NDIS plan review
Typically, the NDIA will get in touch three months before your current NDIS plan ends, giving you the time to gather information and prepare for your plan review. As with your initial NDIS planning meeting, you can set up a meeting in a way that suits you and work with a friend or family member, someone from CPL or the NDIA, an Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) partner or, if you have one, your Support Coordinator.
Similarly, be sure to think about your goals for the future and what supports you will need. CPL can also support you with the re-planning meeting. Just like the pre-planning meeting, we'll discuss the supports you've received and how everything is working for you.
One-on-one NDIS plan review sessions
We also hold one-on-one plan review sessions with individuals and families. In this session, we support people to:
• Understand how the review process works
• Review their current supports
• Reflect on the goals achieved in the last 12 months
• Think about their dreams and aspirations
• Explain what services and support they might need to reach their goals
• Prepare for their annual NDIS review meeting
• Ask questions and talk to other people going through the process
After you receive your new NDIS plan
If you believe that your new plan does not meet your needs, you can lodge a request for review. This needs to be done within the first three months of your new plan start date. The review request form can be found at the NDIS website.
Remember, at any stage, if your personal circumstances change significantly (including things that effect your support needs), you need to notify the NDIA by completing the change of circumstances form on the NDIA website.
To find out more about requesting an annual NDIS review, it’s best to contact the NDIA directly on 1800 800 110 or visit their website. You can contact CPL if you’d like any support to apply for a plan review.