https // Self-Service Portal : Kentucky Short SNAP Application | Kynect Benefits

https // Self-Service Portal : Kentucky Short SNAP Application | Kynect Benefits

Kynect health coverage at is used by stakeholders across the Commonwealth including Kentucky residents, Kynectors, Authorized Representatives, community partners, DCBS staff, small business employers, and more.

Kynect benefits is a self-service portal used by the Commonwealth to provide Kentuckians with assistance benefits from a variety of benefit programs including Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program (KTAP), Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP), and Kentucky Integrated Health Insurance Premium Payment (KI-HIPP) Program.

kynect health coverage is a self-service portal used by the Commonwealth to provide Kentuckians with assistance for Qualified Health Plans with payment assistance and without payment assistance, also allows the small employers to check eligibility for enrolling in a Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) coverage.


How do each of the kynect benefits programs assist Kentuckians?

Descriptions of the benefit programs Kentuckians can access through kynect benefits are provided below.

Medicaid: provides health care for eligible low-income Kentucky residents including children, families, pregnant women, the aged and the disabled. Medicaid offers different programs and services depending on eligibility and medical needs

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program): helps people with little or no money buy food for healthy meals at participating stores. SNAP benefits increase a household’s food buying power when added to the household’s money

KTAP (Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program) / TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families): provides financial and medical assistance and supportive services to help families achieve economic self-sufficiency

CCAP (Child Care Assistance Program): provides subsidies to help families pay for quality child care while enabling parents to work, further their education, etc

KI-HIPP (Kentucky Integrated Health Insurance Premium Payment): a voluntary Medicaid program that helps eligible policy holders pay for the cost of an Employer-Sponsored Insurance (ESI) plan though reimbursements

How do I know which fields to fill out in my application?

The Kynect benefits and Kynect health coverage system prompts residents to answer questions specific to the program they are applying for; if residents do not fill out a required field for their program application, the system notifies them before they can move forward in the application.

What is the Benefits Application?

The Benefits Application allows residents to apply to receive benefits from any of the available programs in kynect benefits and kynect health coverage. The resident inputs basic contact information for all household members, selects the programs for which they are applying, and enters basic household information.

What is the process to submit my Benefits Application?

  1. Navigate to the kynect benefits home page, click “Apply for Benefits” and then select “Start Application”
  2. Select a program to apply for, then navigate to the “Application Summary” screen
  3. Complete the “Household Member” and “Individual Program Selection” sections
  4. Complete the “Contact Information” section for all household members
  5. If applicable, fill out the “Reps, kynectors, and Agents” section
  6. If prompted, fill out the “Relationships and Tax Filing” section
  7. If prompted, fill out the”Household Information” section and complete the “Member Details” section for each household member
  8. If prompted, Fill out all applicable fields in the “Health Care Coverage” section and review/complete consents for the applied programs
  9. Sign and Submit the application – Eligibility processing has successfully been initiated

A resident may have only one unsubmitted application at any given time and the resident has 8 calendar days to submit the application they have started.

During open enrollment period, the resident indicates whether a resident has the same tax status next year as the current year and, if not, enters the information for that resident’s tax status for the next year.

In the Sign & Submit section, residents can review relevant policies and then sign their application to submit it. Residents may also request a voter registration application to be mailed to them.

On the Signature Page for Benefits Application, residents must do the following in order to submit their application:

  1. Read and agree to the Terms of Agreement for applying for benefits
    1. Note: The Terms of Agreement vary based on program
  2. Answer minimal final questions
  3. Enter the user’s name to electronically sign