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How do I apply?

Applications for Medicaid may be filed at your local Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) Office.

Note:To apply for KCHIP, please visit the website.
At the time of application, applicants are asked to provide proof of:

  • Social Security Number;
  • Proof of Identity (drivers license);
  • Proof of Citizenship (birth certificate);
  • Health Insurance;
  • Pregnancy (doctor statement verifying pregnancy and expected date of delivery), if applicable;
  • Income
  • Non-pregnant parents applying for Medicaid for themselves should bring proof of resources (last three months' bank statements, checking or savings account statements, life insurance polices, stocks and bonds).

Having the required information available at the time of application will likely speed up the application processing.

If you cannot come to the office to apply for Medicaid, you may call the DCBS office in your county of residence to make other arrangements. To have someone else apply for you, MAP-14 - Interested Party Authorization Form - is required.

Face to face applications are required for most types of KY Medicaid. Programs not requiring face to face applications are those for children only and Medicare Savings programs. These applications can be printed using the links below.


Last Updated 4/6/2017