What is CDPAP? Hire the Caregiver You Want!

Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) is a home care assistance program that lets Medicaid recipients, and their representatives hire and direct their own care.

CDPAP is a New York State Medicaid program. With this program, consumers can hire their family members as personal assistants.

Consumer Eligibility Criteria and Enrollment Process

Who is eligible?

  • Must be eligible for Medicaid.
  • Need help with activities of daily living.
  • Be able to direct their own care.

Your family members can get paid to take care of you!

Who can be my caregiver?

  • Anyone 18 years and older
  • Relatives (including children and parents)
  • Parent (for a child 21+)
  • Friends
  • Acquaintances
  • Requirements for Caregivers: personal assistant/caregiver can qualify if legally allowed to work, and is not married to the consumer and not designated representative.


Special Program Benefits

CDPAP consumers can:

  • Recruit as many assistants as you need to accommodate your needs and authorized hours.
  • Hire anyone including your family members (except for spouses).
  • Can receive not only custodial care but also skilled care such as insulin injections and medication administration.


To learn more about CDPAP, please visit: https://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/program/longterm/cdpap.htm

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