What is CHSP?
CHSP stands for Commonwealth Home Support Programme, it is an initiative of the Australian Federal government to provide packages of support to help older Australians live at home longer. CHSP amalgamated other programs that were intended to support older Australians at home including HACC funding.
To qualify for CHSP, you must be aged:
- 65 or over (50 or over for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people), or
- 50 years or older (45 years or older for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) and on a low income, homeless, or at risk of being homeless.