Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program (KTAP)

KTAP (Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program) offers temporary cash assistance to qualified low-income families with minor children to assist with their basic needs. 

FAQ’s about the Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program


How much do you get for KTAP? 

A family of three receives monthly cash assistance of $262 for 24 months. Families that finish their 24 months may later apply again to receive 36 more months of cash assistance.

KTAP offers food assistance, child care, and transportation assistance through Kentucky Works Program (KWP). 

What are the qualifications for welfare in KY? 

  1. U.S. citizen or legal qualified alien.
  2. Residing in Kentucky.
  3. Unemployed or underemployed (working for very low wages).
  4. Have minor children who live with them. An 18 year old child must be a full-time high school student.
  5. Meet income and resource limits.

How long can you get KTAP? 

Kentucky requires work-eligible (not including disabled or seniors) applicants to participate in work-related activities. This is to support families to become self-sufficient.


Start your application for KTAP online through Kentucky’s self-service portal for prescreening and applying for Medicaid, KCHIP, SNAP, and KTAP, Benefind.

Visit this page or call (502) 564-7050 to learn more.

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