Benefits Access

Applying for state and federal benefits such as Food Stamps or Medicaid is often confusing and intimidating. Kentucky should simplify the application process to help low-wage workers access the public benefits they are eligible for. This will help them provide for their children and work towards moving out of poverty to make it on their own.

Our Work

  • Kentucky Youth Advocates works with local communities and state agencies to streamline the application process for public benefits. For more information, contact Stephen Lin at
  • The 2010 County Data Book opens with an essay on how to increase access to work supports for Kentucky families.