To be eligible for HDAP, an individual must:
- Live in Hawaii
- Be HIV positive
- Be ineligible for Medicaid
- Lack prescription drug insurance, or need assistance with the cost of accessing medications under insurance
- Have family income not more than 400% of the Federal Poverty Level for Hawai'i (2014: $53,680 per year for a single person; 72,360 per year for a family of two)
- Be enrolled in the case management program of one of the agencies funded by the state to provide HIV Case Management
Applications for HDAP are handled through agencies that partner with the Department of Health to provide HIV Case Management. The case management agency is required to maintain documentation to support eligibility, including documentation of residence, family income, and insurance. Clients receiving HDAP services must be recertified through the case management agency every six months to maintain eligibility in HDAP.