KENTUCKY TRANSITIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (K-TAP)
K-TAP (CASH ASSISTANCE) PROVIDES FINANCIAL AID TO NEEDY, DEPENDENT CHILDREN IN KENTUCKY, AS WELL AS PARENTS OR RELATIVES WITH WHOM THE CHILDREN ARE LIVING. K-TAP ALSO HELPS FAMILIES FIND JOBS OR RECEIVE TRAINING THAT LEADS TO A JOB.
How do I apply?
In person: Visit local Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) Office. Refer to the resources page for contact information.
By mail: Mail in application to the state or local Department for Community Based Services Office (DCBS). Refer to the resources page for contact information.
By phone: Call 1 (855) 306- 8959
Online: Visit the Benefind website at
Following information is needed:
Social Security number (for applicant and member of the household)
Proof of Citizenship (birth certificate, U.S. Passport, or adoption papers)
It is good practice to have a birth certificate to refer to for birth information (ex. place of birth and date of birth)
Proof of expenses (ex. housing, gas, and utilities)
Proof of income (ex. pay stubs or letter from employer stating your wages)
Proof of identity (ex. current state driver's license)
NOTE: A family can only use K-TAP for 60 months (5 years) in a lifetime.