Food Stamps Application Instructions

You can apply for SNAP benefits in Kentucky in one of two ways:

Apply in Person

Visit your local Family Support office. You will have to fill an application and submit it to get an appointment for interview with a Family Support office worker. You can find your local Family Support office using this online tool.

Apply Through Mail

You can also apply for Kentucky Food Assistant (SNAP), also known as Food Stamps, through mail. You can download application by clicking here and send it to Family Support office through mail. Remember, you will still need to be interviewed by a Family Support worker in order to determine eligibility for Kentucky Food Stamps (SNAP).

Eligibility Requirements

In order to receive benefits under SNAP (Food Stamps), one has to meet the following program requirements:

  • Applicants must be a U.S citizen or a qualified alien
  • Applicants must be a resident of state of Kentucky
  • Applicants must register for work provided they are between 16 and 60 years of age and are qualified for work.
  • Applicants must meet income and resources limitations

Income Eligibility

Applicants will have to meet income eligibility guidelines in order to receive SNAP (Food Stamps) benefits.

The annual household income for a household of one person should be less than $14,079. For a household of two, the annual income should be below $18,941. For a household of three, $23,803 is the annual income limit. For household of four, $28,665 is the income limit while for a household of five, income limit is set at $33,527. For larger households, you can add $4,862 to household's annual income for each additional person.

Resource Guidelines

In order to receive benefits through Kentucky SNAP (Food Stamps) benefits, a household has to have resources below $2,000. For those households where a member or more are disabled or elderly, the resources can be up to $3,000. The resources include assets as well as bank accounts.