If you’re approaching your NDIS plan’s end date, you may have some questions about what happens next. Fortunately, the process is fairly straightforward and is a great opportunity to think about whether your current plan is still right for you.

What happens when my plan expires? 

The NDIS will contact you before your plan’s end date to discuss your situation.

You have a choice between 2 options, depending on whether you’re happy with your plan or not. 

  • If you are happy and don’t want to make any changes to your current plan, you can request to keep it. The NDIS calls this a “rollover.”
  • If you are not happy with your plan, you’re able to request a full plan review. This gives you the chance to get a new plan that’s more suited to you and your current situation.

Will I ever be stuck without a plan?

No – you will never be left without an active plan or funds.

If there’s any unexpected delays in the renewal process, your current plan will be automatically extended when it reaches its end date.

This extension will just be temporary, but will mean you can keep accessing your supports until your review is processed.

What should I do before my plan expires?

There are a few things you might like to do before the NDIS contact you to discuss your options.

  • Think about whether your current plan is right for you or whether there are things you’d like to change.
  • If you want to make changes to your plan, start to prepare for the full plan review. Gather any supporting evidence that shows how you’d benefit from additional supports, as this can really help you get a plan you’re happy with.
  • If you have a support coordinator, speak to them about your options as they can help you think about what’s best for you. If you go for a review of your plan, your support coordinator will help you prepare, so your new plan can cover what you need.
  • Spend your plan’s funding (or as much as you can) as it won’t automatically carry over. Your Dashboard can help you track your spending and provides tips how to best use your budgets.