MEDICAID IS A PROGRAM FOR FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS THAT PROVIDES FREE OR LOW-COST HEALTH COVERAGE.
How do I apply?
In person: Visit local department for Community Based Services (DCBS) Office. Refer to resources page for contact information.
By mail: Mail in an application to the state or local Department for Community Based Services Offices (DCBS)
Refer to the resource page for contact information.
By Phone: Call 1(855) 459-6328
Online: Visit the Benefind website: https://benefind.ky.gov
Following information is needed:
Two forms of identification (ex. state driver's license, birth certificate, U.S. Passport)
Proof of income (ex. pay stubs or a letter from employer stating the amount to be paid)
Social Security information (for the applicant and the other members of the household)
Proof of Health Insurance Coverage (ex. includes any health insurance coverage the applicant may receive from a job)
NOTE: Additional documentation may be requested. It is also good practice to have the child's birth certificate when applying.
Medicaid income eligibility guidelines: children up to age one (1) with family income up to 195% of the federal poverty level. Children ages one (1) to eighteen (18) with family income up to 159% of the federal poverty level. Parents and other adults are covered with incomes up to 133% of the federal poverty level. Refer to the poverty guidelines page for more information.