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How To Apply for Disability in Kentucky


The application process for Social Security Disability benefits in the state of Kentucky is similar to every other state. This is due to the fact that disability benefits are a federal benefit provided by the Social Security Administration (SSA). Individuals are able to apply online through the SSA's website at, apply over the telephone by calling the SSA's customer service line at 1-800-772-1213, or apply in-person at their local Social Security office. This page covers information and resources regarding Social Security Disability in Kentucky.

To find your local Social Security field office, Disability Determinations Services office, or an Office of Disability Adjudication and Review in Kentucky, click here.

Appeal Hearings in Kentucky

Kentucky has 4 hearing offices and 37 Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) who appear at disability hearings within the state. Applicants of Kentucky have the same chance of being approved as they do being denied. The data below is about Kentucky's hearing offices.


Kentucky National
Avg. Hearing Wait Time 15.0 Months 14.9 Months
Average Processing Time 466 Days 461 Days
Cases Approved 42% 44%
Cases Denied 42% 38%
Cases Dismissed 16% 18%


Kentucky State Supplements for SSI

The disability program known as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) limits the total amount an individual may receive in monthly payments from the federal government to $733. Like most other states, Kentucky supplies an additional state supplemental benefit that comes in addition to the federal SSI benefits. However, only individuals who are living in a personal care home, a family care home or under caretaker services can qualify for Kentucky state supplemental benefits. How much a recipient would receive depends on their living situation and marital status.


Single Recipient Married Recipient
Personal Care Home $520 $1,040
Family Care Home $172 $344
Caretaker in Home $62 $115


State Statistics

Even though most states follow the same procedures for the application process, each state varies in general statistics such as the percentage of population that is disabled. The following information about Kentucky is from the Social Security Administration's state annual report of 2013. The SSA releases these reports once a year in December and covers information about the previous year.


Resident Population 2,747,039
Percentage of Population on SSI 4.3%
Percentage of Population on SSDI 8.2%
Average Monthly SSI Payment $506.61
Average Monthly SSDI Payment $1,066.88


Kentucky Vocational Rehabilitation Services

The Vocational Rehabilitation Services of Kentucky provides services to individuals who are disabled and are having difficulty in the labor market. Services include helping the individual obtain and maintain employment as well as career counseling and job training. People who are already receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are immediately eligible for VR services. To find your local VR office in Kentucky, check out our Kentucky VR Offices page or contact the central office below.

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Central Office

Cabinet for Human Resources Building
275 East Main Street
Mail Stop 2E-K
Frankfort, KY 40621
(502) 564-4440 (Office)
(800) 372-7172 (Toll Free)

Social Security Field Offices, DDS & ODAR

There are 26 Social Security Field offices, 2 Office of Disability Determination Services and 4 Office of Disability Adjudication and Review to help the disabled residents of Kentucky.

If you need assistance during the Social Security Disability application process, please contact your relevant disability office listed below for help.

Kentucky Social Security Field Offices

Ashland Office

1405 Greenup Avenue
Ashland KY 41101
(606) 324-0516

Bowling Green Office

2724 Chandler Drive
Bowling Green KY 42104
(270) 842-5691

Campbellsville Office

101 Hiestand Farm Rd
Campbellsville KY 42718
(270) 465-4164

Corbin Office

159 Future Dr
Corbin KY 40701
(606) 528-1806

Danville Office

103 Belinda Blvd
Danville KY 40422
(859) 236-3934

Elizabethtown Office

591 Westport Road
Elizabethtown KY 42701
(866) 596-7123

Florence Office

7 Youell Street
Florence KY 41042

Frankfort Office

140 Flynn Ave
Frankfort KY 40601
(866) 964-1724

Harlan Office

189 Village Center
Harlan KY 40831
(606) 573-6101

Hazard Office

122 Reynolds Lane
Hazard KY 41701
(606) 439-1351

Henderson Office

2000 North Elm
Henderson KY 42420
(270) 826-4451

Hopkinsville Office

1650 Marie Drive
Hopkinsville KY 42240
(270) 886-3855

Jackson Office

12 Howell Lane
Jackson KY 41339
(606) 666-2462

Lexington Office

2260 Executive Dr
Lexington KY 40505
(859) 294-5633

Louisville Office

10503 Timberwood Cir
Louisville KY 40223
(888) 280-5851

Louisville Office

601 W Broadway
Louisville KY 40202

Madisonville Office

4431 Hanson Rd
Madisonville KY 42431
(270) 825-9125

Mayfield Office

1526 Cuba Road
Mayfield KY 42066
(866) 931-8366

Maysville Office

509 Marketplace Dr
Maysville KY 41056
(606) 759-0090

Middlesboro Office

117 W Lothbury Avenue
Middlesboro KY 40965
(606) 248-1527

Owensboro Office

4532 Lucky Strike Loop
Owensboro KY 42303
(270) 685-3931

Paducah Office

125 Brett Chase
Paducah KY 42003
(866) 614-7905

Pikeville Office

333 Hambley Blvd
Pikeville KY 41501
(606) 432-2177

Prestonsburg Office

1897 Ky Rt 321
Prestonsburg KY 41653
(606) 886-8525

Richmond Office

1060 Gibson Bay Drive
Richmond KY 40475
(859) 624-5714

Somerset Office

3975 S Highway 27
Somerset KY 42501
(606) 678-0825


Kentucky Disability Determination Services

Frankfort Office of Determination Services

P.O. Box 1000
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Telephone: 1-800-928-8050

Louisville Office of Determination Services

P.O. Box 1061
Louisville, Kentucky 40201
Telephone: 1-800-928-3202

Kentucky Offices of Disability Adjudication and Review

Lexington Office of Adjudication and Review

Suite 210
2241 Buena Vista Road
Lexington, KY 40505-9901
Telephone: (866) 783-7301
Fax: (859) 294-8804
eFile Fax: (877) 347-8827
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Services the following Social Security Field Offices:

KENTUCKY: Campbellsville, Danville, Frankfort, Hazard, Lexington, Maysville, Richmond


Louisville Office of Adjudication and Review

Gene Snyder U.S. Courthouse
601 W. Broadway, Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40202
Telephone: (866) 755-0197
Fax: (502) 582-6819
eFile Fax: (877) 347-9192
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Services the following Social Security Field Offices:

INDIANA: New Albany and KENTUCKY: Bowling Green, Elizabethtown, Louisville (Downtown), Louisville (East)


Middlesboro Office of Adjudication and Review

12 Tech Park Drive
Middlesboro, KY 40965
Telephone: (877) 600-2851
Fax: (606) 248-6866
eFile Fax: (877) 365-1103
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Services the following Social Security Field Offices:

KENTUCKY: Corbin, Harlan, Middlesboro, Somerset


Paducah Office of Adjudication and Review

Suite 200
4730 Village Square Drive
Paducah, KY 42001
Telephone: (866) 964-2041
Fax: (270) 441-7911
eFile Fax: (877) 371-2533
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Services the following Social Security Field Offices:

KENTUCKY: Hopkinsville, Madisonville, Mayfield, Owensboro, Paducah