The Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) is a great program which allows Medicaid consumers to choose their own caregivers. Which means consumer has more control over who provides their care and how it is provided. This program is also great for a caregiver to earn extra income. If you are not enrolled in Medicaid yet, no worries our agency helps consumers with applying for Medicaid and all other necessary stages to enroll in CDPAP. Please give us a call so we can help you with the process.
How to Apply / Learn More
Interested New York residents should contact their local Department of Social Services to learn more about accessing for this program through their Medicaid plan. Please call the office for more information @ 347-492-5982. Also can download form here
How CDPAP works
CDPAP permits parents of adult children can now be hired to work as CDPAP personal assistant. This means that an adult who is not legally responsible for the eligible individual’s care and support may be a CDPAP assistant for that eligible individual. In particular, this means that a patient of an adult child (21 years of age or older) may serve as that adult child’s CDPAP assistant. Parents of children who are younger than 21 cannot be hired as that minor’s CDPAP assistant. Consistent with current regulations, spouses and designated representatives also cannot be hired as CDPAP assistants. Any other adult relative of the CDPAP eligible individual may serve as the individual’s CDPAP assistant even if the patient and the assistant live in the same household. In all cases, the CDPAP authorization is based on the eligible individual’s assessed needs. This applies regardless of whether the CDPAP assistant is a parent or other adult relative of the individual or not related to the individual. A CDPAP eligible individual’s spouse and/or designated representative remains from serving as the individual’s personal assistant.