2018 Budget changes affecting seniors

The federal treasurer, Scott Morrison announced several beneficial changes affecting seniors in this year’s budget. Home Care Program Another 14,000 places are to be created (adding to the 6,000 announced in the December mid-year adjustment). This will bring the available places up to 74,000 by 2021. However, the national priority list (from those who have[…]

CHSP extended to 2020

The Commonwealth Department of Health is extending the funding for the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP)are being extended for up to two years from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2020. More than 925,000 older people received CHSP (or the equivalent HACC in Victoria and Western Australia) services in 2015-16, costing the government $2 billion.[…]