What is CDPAP?

Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program ("CDPAP") - this program allows those eligible for medicaid to select, train and direct their own caregivers. The wonderful part about the program is that it allows the individual to hire family members and friends, thus eliminating potential stress from strangers at home as well as language barrier issues. This greatly benefits both parties. Your caregiver gets paid and you get the care and comfort you deserve, without having a stranger in your home.


CDPAP allows close relatives such as children become caregivers and get paid. Caregivers are not required to have certification or licensing and can administer skilled services needed, such as shots. You may switch your caregiver at any time if you are not completely satisfied with the care he/she is providing. You get to decide who cares for you and the hours that suits your habits.


CDPAP allows you to create a schedule that best suits your needs and lifestyle. You can allocate weekly hours on a flexible day-to-day basis, rather than following a daily schedule of hours set by a third party agency. The program ultimately provides consumers with controls that many take for granted.


We make it easy and simply for you to apply online

CDPAP is for people who have a stable medical illness or physical disability and require assistance with activities on a daily basis. One must be self-directing or have a representative that is able to manage care as per the program’s requirements.

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Read how CDPAP has helped
New Yorkers in need

I was so relieved to finally know that I could take care of my grandmother and get paid to do it! It's so important to me to know she gets care from someone who loves her.

Emma S The Bronx, NY

We tried forever to find good help for my uncle, and we never could so my wife and I took over his care... and the money we received was a huge help!

Jonathan F Brooklyn, NY

I stumbled across this site cause I was searching for personal care assistants for my sister and I am so glad I called them - best decion ever!!

Charlene D Queens, NY

Frequently Asked Questions

What exactly is CDPAP and how does it work?

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.

Who can serve as the personal care assistant?

Family members, friends and other individuals are eligible to provide care. However, spouses may not serve as a personal assistant under CDPAP.

What are the advantages of CDPAP?

Close relatives such as children can get paid to provide care. Personal assistants are not required to have special certification or licensing. And, much more...

Find your local CDPAP office.

Select from the drop down below to get in touch with someone in your area regarding CDPAP Services.

CDPAP in New York City:

Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, The Bronx, Staten Island, Yonkers, Buffalo, Rochester, Albany, Syracuse

CDPAP in New York State Counties:

Albany, Allegany, Bronx, Broome, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Clinton, Columbia, Cortland, Delaware, Dutchess, Erie, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Genesee, Greene, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Kings (Brooklyn), Lewis, Livingston, Madison, Monroe, Montgomery, Nassau, New York (Manhattan), Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Orange, Orleans, Oswego, Otsego, Putnam, Queens, Rensselaer, Richmond (Staten Island), Rockland, Saint Lawrence, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Suffolk, Sullivan, Tioga, Tompkins, Ulster, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Westchester, Wyoming, Yates