Single moms in Kentucky with little or no money can get help with buying the food they need for healthy meals from the Food Benefits/EBT assistance program. Used to buy food at participating stores, the program provides people with an EBT card. When added to the household’s money, Kentucky Food Benefits/EBT increase the household’s food buying power.
Each month, the Kentucky Food Benefits/EBT will be deposited into a benefit account. In order to access your food stamp benefits you will receive an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) in the mail. Any food item may be purchased with the EVT card, except for ready-to-eat hot foods.
The Food Benefits/EBT Program for Families and Children is run by The Kentucky Cabinet.
General Program Requirements
As a single mom you must be a resident of the state of Kentucky in order to qualify for this benefit program and fall into one of two groups:
- Those with a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $2,001.
- Those with a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $3,001 who share their household with a person with a disability (a child, your spouse, a parent, or yourself), or with a person or persons age 60 and over.
Download and fill out an application, in order to apply for this program: www.chfs.ky.gov/dcbs/dfs/snapapplication.htm
The next step is to return the application to your local Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) office via fax or e-mail. Find info at: prdweb.chfs.ky.gov/Office_Phone/index.aspx
Program Contact Information
For more information about SNAP in Kentucky visit: chfs.ky.gov/dcbs/dfs/foodstampsebt.htm#apply or call 800-442-6003.