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CDPAP - 5 Easy Steps To Enroll

It’s So Easy To Enroll -
and we’re here to help you every step of the way!

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CDPAP, the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program, is a New York State Medicaid-funded home care program that allows consumers to hire family and friends to be their personal caregiver to help them with Activities of Daily Living. As trusted CDPAP advocates, Community Care is here to help you in any way we can! Please note: There may be slight variations in the process due to an individual’s Medicaid application details.


Obtain Medicaid approval for community-based long-term home care services. Need help with STEP 1? Contact us!


Schedule an assessment through the NYIA (New York Independent Assessor), which is an organization that is approved by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) to determine the level of care you require. Need help with STEP 2? Contact us!


Choose a Fiscal Intermediary (FI) to manage the administrative and payroll tasks associated with the program. Community Care CDPAP has been approved as an FI in virtually all of New York State. Need help with STEP 3? Contact us!


Select Personal Assistant(s) to provide care. You may choose a friend, family member, or another individual you trust. A selected individual must meet certain eligibility criteria. Those not eligible for hire: The Caregiver’s spouse, designated representative (if applicable), or the parent of a child under the age of 21. An EXCLUSIVE benefit of Community Care CDPAP services: You will get password-protected access to our CAREGIVER PORTAL, which lists Personal Assistants for hire! Need help with STEP 4? Contact us!


Complete the enrollment forms provided by the FI. This includes proof of Medicaid eligibility, general identifying information, and applications for your chosen Personal Assistant(s). Need help with STEP 5? Contact us!

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