How do you apply for Medicaid in Kentucky?


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As of 2015, you can apply for Medicaid in Kentucky in person, online, or by mail, fax or phone. If you prefer to apply using a paper application, you can select from one of five applications available as PDFs at Kynect.KY.gov.

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As of 2015, you can apply for Medicaid in Kentucky in person with a paper application by visiting your local Department for Community Based Services office, according to Kentucky.gov. A list of offices by county is available at the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services website. You can also mail or fax your application to the Office of the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange. A paper application merely determines your eligibility for Medicaid. You then have to go online or speak with a customer service representative to select a plan.

To apply online, visit Kynect.KY.gov, and click Find Agent/Kynector. If you don't have a computer, call the customer service department, and apply over the phone. To complete an application for Medicaid in Kentucky, you must supply your Social Security Number and proof of identity, citizenship, health insurance, pregnancy (if applicable) and income.

If you are a non-pregnant parent applying for Medicaid for yourself, you also need to show proof of resources, such as bank statements, life insurance policies, stocks and bonds. Quick turnaround is the primary advantage of applying online, notes Kynect.KY.gov. You can submit your application, answer only those questions that apply to you, get results within minutes and compare plans using the Kynect interface.

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