CDPAP Application

CDPAP FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions

Not sure how CDPAP works?

Here are the most commonly asked questions about the CDPAP program — with easy-to-understand answers!

Can I get care through CDPAP?

If you:

  • live in New York
  • have Medicaid
  • need help with daily activities like shopping, getting dressed, toileting, bathing, or grooming,

then you are likely eligible.

How does FreedomCare help me with all this?

We make it easy. Enrolling in CDPAP is complicated — and you have enough stress in your life. We guide you in filling out the forms, getting any necessary medical exams, and obtaining eligibility. Then we get you the care you need, with ZERO red tape and ZERO hassle.

I don’t have Medicaid. Is that a problem?

You need Medicaid to get care — but if you think you may be eligible, we can help. Just contact us at 718.989.9768.

I have Medicare. Is that enough?

No. You need Medicaid to qualify for CDPAP. If you think you may be eligible, contact us at (877) 416-6063.

What’s special about CDPAP?

Unlike traditional homecare, where you need to bring an unknown person into your home, CDPAP allows you to hire a relative or friend — a caregiver who already knows and loves you. You get:

  • Compassionate help from someone you trust
  • Quality time with a person you enjoy
  • The chance to give them an ongoing salary — so they can care for you without financial stress.
My daughter is only 18. Can she be my caregiver?

Yes! You can be a caregiver if you are 18 years or older.

Who can I choose to be my caregiver?

You can choose your son, daughter, grandchild, relative, neighbor or friend — anyone except your legal spouse or designated representative (the person who makes home care decisions for you). They must be:

  • 18 years or older
  • Legally allowed to work in the US
My son is not a US citizen. Can he be my caregiver?

Yes, as long as he has valid work authorization. Not sure how to get that? Contact us at 718.682.7562.

Does my caregiver need to be certified?

No. No prior training or certificates are required.

My son needs care. Can I be his caregiver?

Only if he is over 21 years of age. Parents cannot be caregivers for children under 21.

My granddaughter lives with me. Can she be my caregiver?

Yes. Consumers and caregivers can reside in the same home.

How will my caregiver get paid?

They’ll get a weekly salary in their bank account, sent every Friday.

Have another question?

Call us now or send us an email.