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CDPAP Program

The Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) is a Medicaid program that provides an alternate way to manage delivery of services to the chronically ill or physically disabled.

Platinum can help you with the eligibility and qualification process and provide nurses, therapists, and aides under the CDPAP program.



What is CDPAP?

The Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) is a New York State Medicaid program that allows consumers to recruit, hire, and direct their own home care workers. One of the highlights of the program is that it allows consumers to hire family members and friends.

What are the requirements to be eligible for CDPAP?

Consumers must require assistance with activities of daily living of skilled care, have a stable medical condition, and be self direction or have a designated representative that is willing and able to direct care as per the program’s requirement.

May family members serve as the personal assistant?

As a general rule, yes. However, spouses may not serve as a personal assistant under CDPAP

Do personal assistants need a special license or certification?

Personal Assistants are not required to have certification. 

What advantages does CDPAP have vs traditional home care?
  • Close relatives such as children can get paid to provide care.
  • Personal assistants are not required to have special certification or licensing.
  • Personal assistants can administer skilled services such as wound care, give insulin shots, and suctioning tracheostomies.