The Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) is usually the service that manages applications and funding for home modifications for those over 65 years of age. This program is administered through the My Age Care portal.
The services we provide through this program include Home Modifications, Home Maintenance and Occupational Therapist assessments for these services.
Customers who are frail aged and 65 years or older are eligible to be assessed for government-subsidized services through My Aged Care, as are those who care for these people. KKCS is authorised to provide CHSP services across the state of NSW. Improvements are capped at a value of $10,000.00 in any single financial year.
If you think who think you may need these services to stay living independently at home, you can apply directly to My Aged Care. For further information telephone 1800200422 or visit the My Aged Care web site. Please mention KKCS when making your enquiry. The My Aged Care team will assess your eligibility for the Commonwealth Home Support Program and then refer you to relevant providers. During your assessment you can request that KKCS provide you with the services you need.
For customers needing urgent Home Modifications to return home from hospital, your occupational therapist can refer you directly to My Aged Care for urgent assistance.
Home Maintenance services are also coordinated through My Age Care.
If you are considering using My Aged Care funding for home modification purposes, you may also be interested to know about our Wellbeing Services which offer a range of in-home and community based assistance. Click here for more details.
How is this service funded?
The CHSP has a maximum cap on the subsidy for home modification of $10,000 per customer, per financial year. For all jobs, including those under $10,000 in value, the services provided through the Commonwealth Home Support Service are subsidised, but not free. Fees are determined on a sliding scale depending on customer income. KKCS staff will discuss this with you prior to providing you with any service.