Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) is funded by the Australian Government until 30 June, 2018. The Commonwealth Home Support Program provides a range of entry-level aged care services for older people who are caring for others and need assistance to keep living independently at home and in their community. These services might be suitable if you are a carer and have had a setback and need support for just a short period of time to help you get back on your feet.
Who is eligible?
You may be eligible for CHSP funding if you are:
- aged 65 years or older and caring for someone
- aged 50 years or older and identify as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person, and caring for someone
- aged 50 years or older and on a low income, homeless or at risk of homelessness
- still living in your own home and caring for someone
- caring for someone and need assistance to continue to live independently
How much do CHSP services cost?
The Government asks that where possible, service users make a small contribution towards the cost of services. You do not need a financial assessment to access Commonwealth Home Support services and your age pension will not be affected by your contributions to the costs of services. We will discuss and agree to any contribution with you before you start, and this will depend on your unique circumstance.