CDPAP Application

CDPAP FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions

Not sure how CDPAP works?

I'm not a US citizen. Can I be a caregiver?

Yes, as long as you have valid work authorization. Not sure how to get that? Contact us at 718-682-7562.

How much will I get paid?

You’ll get paid between $11.10-15.00 per hour, and between $19.50-$22.50 per overtime hour — depending on your New York county. If you live in New York City (or nearby), you may be eligible for free health benefits too!

How will I get paid?

You'll get a weekly salary in your bank account, sent every Friday. To read more FAQs about payment, click here.

I live with my mom. Can I be her caregiver?

Yup! Consumers and caregivers can reside in the same home.

Do I need to be certified?

Nope! No prior training or certificates are required.

Who can be a caregiver?

A son, daughter, grandchild, relative, neighbor or friend — anyone except the patient's legal spouse or designated representative (the person who makes home care decisions for them).
The caregiver must be:

  • 18 years or older
  • Legally allowed to work in the US
I'm only 18. Can I be a caregiver?

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

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.

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, call 718-650-6611 now to reach a partner vendor who can help you get Medicaid.

I have Medicare. Is that enough?

No. You need Medicaid to qualify. If you think you may be eligible, call 718-650-6611 now to reach a partner vendor who can help you.

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.
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.

Have another question?

Call us now or send us an email.