General CDPAP Questions
Is CDPAP available everywhere in NY?
Yes, CDPAP is available throughout the state of New York. If you live in a different state, you should contact your local social services department to see if a similar program is available where you live.
Who pays for the CDPAP program?
Medicaid pays for the CDPAP program, and it’s free for all members. As long as you are a have Medicaid, you may apply to receive the care you need.
How much does it cost to enroll?
As a Medicaid-funded program, there is no cost to enroll. This free service ensures that anyone who needs care can get the help they require for optimal quality of life.
Questions About CDPAP Patient Eligibility
What qualifies as a person who needs care?
Anyone who needs assistance with daily activities – such as shopping, bathing, cleaning, and personal care – may be eligible for the CDPAP program. Your personal health and well-being are what matter the most.
If you believe you need assistance with daily living, don’t hesitate to contact us. To determine your eligibility and how many weekly hours of assistance you can receive, a Medicaid nurse or one from your plan will visit your home.
After assessing your living situation and asking you a few questions, we will be able to determine your eligibility and get you started on the care you need.
Do you have to be on Medicaid to qualify for CDPAP?
Yes. If you are not on Medicaid but think you are eligible, contact a partner vendor who can assist you with signing up. Once you are enrolled, contact us at (718) 568-7371. A member of our caring staff will be happy to assist you in starting the CDPAP program.
I have Medicaid and Medicare – am I eligible?
Absolutely! As long as you have Medicaid, you may apply for the CDPAP program.
Do I need to be a NY resident to qualify for CDPAP?
Yes, but there may be similar programs available to you if you live in another state. If you are a New York resident who lives out of state during certain months of the year, simply contact us to discuss your living arrangements.
There is a good chance that you will still be eligible to take advantage of the CDPAP program.
Are there restrictions on the types of illnesses that qualify for CDPAP?
Not at all. As long as you have Medicaid and need care, you may apply. A nurse will visit you at home to assess your situation and help you determine how many hours of care you need each week if you qualify.
Questions About CDPAP Caregiver Eligibility
Who can be a caregiver?
Your child, grandchild, relative, friend, or your existing home attendant, if you presently have one. Although there are some restrictions in place (see below), you have many options for receiving the care you need.
Many patients get their care from family members, while others enlist the help of close friends. It’s important that you are cared for by someone you trust, which is why close family is so highly favored among patients.
Can a spouse be a CDPAP caregiver?
Unfortunately, no. Other restrictions include your designated representative and a parent if you are under 21 years old.
What is the minimum age requirement to be a caregiver?
As long as you are at least 18 years old, you can be a caregiver. This allows sons, daughters, and grandchildren to take part in the CDPAP program and provide care to their loved ones.
Do I need to have US citizenship to be a caregiver?
Absolutely, as long as you have a valid work permit to work in the United States.
Questions About CDPAP Hours and Tracking
How will you track my worked hours?
All hours worked are tracked via a mobile phone app. You can even clock in and out from your mobile device. The simplicity allows for easy time management without messy paperwork or timecards.
Can I correct a mistake with my payment?
Absolutely. The CDPAP program employs more than 80 workers who are committed to assisting you with issues like this. What’s more, the average wait time per phone call is just 11 seconds, ensuring that you will be taken care of promptly and professionally.
CDPAP strives to resolve your concerns quickly. If you ever have questions or issues, don’t hesitate to reach out to a helpful staff member for assistance.
Questions About CDPAP Caregiver Pay
How much will I get paid?
The amount that caregivers get paid is dependent on the patient’s insurance plan and physical location. You may contact us directly at (718) 568-7371 to learn more about the exact pay rates offered for being a caregiver.
How many hours will I be able to work?
The total hours you are able to work depends on a couple of factors. Firstly, each patient is approved for a set amount of care hours each week. Secondly, your total work hours depend on how many hours the patient wants you to work.
Moreover, all hours worked are subject to labor regulations and policies.
How often will I get paid?
As long as you have properly submitted your hours worked, you are guaranteed to get paid every Friday. CDPAP caregivers look forward to timely payments without exception, and it’s something we pride our services on.
Just as you are committed to caring for others, we are committed to making sure all of our caregivers are paid every week without fail.
How will I get paid?
There are three methods for receiving CDPAP payment. You may opt to get a paycheck mailed to you, directed deposited into your banking account, or via a pay card.
If you elect to use a pay card as your form of payment, one will be provided to you at no cost.
Will I get paid overtime?
Yes! Many of our caregivers work overtime and enjoy the financial benefits of doing so. Overtime rates are dependent on where you live and the insurance plan of the patient.
Questions About CDPAP Caregiver Benefits
Will I get health insurance?
Absolutely! To be eligible for health insurance, you must live in one of the following counties:
● New York City
When signing up for health insurance, there is no monthly fee involved. What’s more, all New York locations are eligible for a company plan. This plan is highly affordable and easy to sign up for.
If you are interested, please contact a representative for more information at (718) 568-7371.
Will I get vacation days?
As you work as a CDPAP caregiver, you will accrue paid sick time every year. You may receive a maximum of 40 hours each year to use as you wish.
Are there retirement plans available for CDPAP caregivers?
Yes! In fact, all CDPAP caregivers are eligible to receive a substantial 401(k) package. You may also opt to contribute 3% of your weekly paycheck to your 401(k). When you do, CDPAP will contribute the same amount at no extra charge to you.
Furthermore, if you decide to contribute an additional 2% on top of the 3%, we will match that amount by 50%.