Funding and Client Contribution
Home Assist Community Services are bound by the Occupational Therapist Recommendations to complete the requested modification/s as cost effectively as possible for home access requirements not aesthetics.
The Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) has a set maximum cap on the subsidy for Home Modifications of up to $10,000 per customer per financial year.
Example: Where there is a couple who are both eligible for the CHSP, the assessment for home modifications is based on the customer who has the highest need for the home modifications. Therefore, in this case, the annual subsidy remains at up to $10,000. Any costs above the $10,000 cap per year are at the expense of the customer.
EXAMPLES ONLY –: EACH CLIENTS MODIFICATION WILL VARY BASED ON CURRENT CONDITION AND LOCATION:
Example 1: Bathroom - John requires a new wheelchair accessible 3x3 bathroom the quote has come in at $15,0000 and the Federal Government will fund up to $10,000 for the total cost of the modification. This leaves a balance of $5,000 payable by the client.
Example 2: Bathroom - Sally requires a new wheelchair accessible 3x3 bathroom the quote has come in at $18,0000 as the home has asbestos and is located in a remote area, the Federal Government will fund up to $10,000 for the total cost of the modification. This leaves a balance of $8,000 payable by the client.
Example 3: Stairlift - Jim needs a straight stair lift installed to exit his home safely, the quote is $6,900 - the Federal Government will not fund the full amount for the stair lift and a minimum client contribution of $1,000 is required.
Example 4: Stairlift Curved - Natalie requires a curved stair lift and the quote is $14,900, the Federal Government will fund up to $10,000. The client will need to contribute $4,900.
Example 5: Ramp – Ben requires a 10m access ramp and the quote has come in at $12,000, the Federal Government will fund up to $10,000 for the total cost of the modification. This leaves a balance of $2,000 payable by the client.
DISCLAIMER: please note your client contribution will vary in price and is based on a sliding scale, your quote, your location, the condition of your current bathroom and if asbestos is located in your home will be taken into consideration (therefore each person can expect that their client contribution will vary from $1,000- $15,000.
Home Assist Community Services makes provision for the financial hardship of its governmentsubsidised customers. We encourage customers experiencing financial hardship to raise their concerns with us prior to submitting a formal application. We will then assess your eligibility for payment plans or reduced fees. We will assess your income according to government guidelines, including considering the amount of other support services you use, and the cost of your medications and other outgoings, we will also re-assess your contribution if your financial circumstances change within the period we are providing service to you, if you let us know within 7 days of your change of circumstances.