Mother and Daughter


Consumer Directed
Personal Assistance Program

CDPAP is a New York State Medicaid Program that allows
consumers to choose their own caregivers, including family members and friends. 

Who can get paid to care for me?

A Friend
A Family Member
A Neighbor
No Certifications Required

Your Family Member or Friend Can Get Paid To Care For You.
*Spouses and designated representatives are not eligible to be personal assistants.

Have questions? We're here to help.

Learn All About Our CDPAP Program


Frequently Asked Questions



Do I qualify?

You qualify as long as you meet the following criteria: Must be eligible for Medicaid, Must require assistance with activities of daily living and you need to be able to direct the care you need, that’s it!

How many hours will I get?

Your hours are determined by your insurance company upon assessment.

Do you work with languages besides English?


Do you assist with Medicaid planning?

Yes we certainly do! Click * here * to connect with someone 05

Who can be a caregiver?

Almost anyone!....

Do you pay overtime?

Yes, we do!

This program is ideal for patients who don't live close to public transportation, speak a language that a home health aide might not know, have a special religious diet that is complicated to explain, wants to split the authorized service hours up across a few time periods of the day, or for anyone that feels more comfortable with someone they know assisting them.