The five most common mistakes people make at their NDIS meeting
1. NOT PLANNING
The most common factor for people getting the best outcome from their NDIS meeting comes down to being prepared. The NDIS interview is an in-depth look at your disability and the necessary and reasonable supports you require. Failing to plan may mean that you forget to discuss some important factors surrounding your support with the NDIA. To make things straight forward for you, we have designed the My NDIS Pre-planning Workbook. This workbook is designed to get you thinking about the supports and aids you use daily, so you can present them at your interview. If you only do one thing to prepare for your NDIS planning interview, make it this.
2. BE HONEST!
We get it! The NDIS planner does not know you. Sometimes being open and honest with complete stranger is not easy, but it in order for your NDIS planner to understand what is reasonable and necessary for your support, you must be open and honest. Talking about the bad days as well as the good days is important in helping NDIS Planner to understand the bigger picture. Taking a support person to assist you with answering questions is a great way to add another prospective.
3. NOT HAVING A FACE TO FACE MEETING
It can be difficult to convey all of your needs through a telephone conversation. Assessing what is reasonable and necessary in terms supports may be representative when conducted face-to-face. We recommend that you choose this option when having your meeting with the NDIA.
With the NDIS comes a new level of choice. The more say you have in the way you are supported with the NDIS, will increase your chances of getting a plan you are happy with.
5. REMEMBER IT IS YOUR LIFE!
If you aren’t happy with something, speak up.