CDPAS Community Member Eligibility

To be eligible for Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Service and to become an Independent at Home Program Community Member, an individual must:

  • Be Medicaid eligible;
  • Be eligible for home care services, personal care services, or private duty nursing;
  • Require some or total assistance with one or more home care, personal care, or skilled nursing service;
  • Have a stable medical condition; and
  • Be self-directing or have a designated representative who is willing and competent to assume the roles and responsibilities that go with the program. A self-directing person is:

“A consumer who is capable of making choices regarding the consumer’s activities of daily living and the type, quality and management of his or her consumer directed personal assistance; understands the impact of these choices; and assumes responsibility for the results of these choices.” (10 NYCRR 505.28(b)(9))

Please feel free to contact the Independent at Home Program with any questions or concerns you have by phone at 800.234.2211 or by email at

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