Kentucky Social Security

How does Kentucky rank for social security payments?

Kentucky ranks 33rd out of 50 states for lowest Social Security dollars per capita at $2,367.27. The study is based on a total of 4,424,376 Kentuckians who received a reported $10,473,683,100 in Social Security Payments in the past year.

Kentucky Social Security Payments By County

Kentucky County Social Security Comparison

Kentucky Social Security Received Map

Social Security Received By County

The percentage of households receiving social security in Kentucky varies by county.

Applying For Social Security in Kentucky

How do I apply for Social Security Benefits in Kentucky?

Social Security Benefits are administered by the Federal government, and are available to citizens of all states including Kentucky. There are 17 government social security benefits that you may apply for as a resident of Kentucky.

Want to explore more government assistance programs? Browse all government benefits available to Kentucky residents or all Social Security Benefits

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation Pension Insurance
Social Security Child's Insurance Benefits
Social Security Disabled Surviving Divorced Spouse Benefits
Social Security Disabled Widow(er)'s Insurance Benefits
Social Security Divorced Spouse Benefits
Social Security Independently Entitled Divorced Spouse's Benefits
Social Security Lump Sum Death Payment
Social Security Medicare Program
Social Security Medicare Savings Program
Social Security Mother's or Father's Insurance Benefits
Social Security Parent's Insurance Benefits
Social Security Retirement Insurance Benefits
Social Security Special Benefits for Qualified WWII Veterans
Social Security Spouse's Insurance Benefits
Social Security Surviving Divorced Spouse Benefits
Social Security Widow(er)'s Insurance Benefits
Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS)

Kentucky Social Security Payments by City Statistics

How do the per capita social security payments compare across the largest cities in Kentucky?

City Payments Details

Bowling Green

$1,670.76

Bowling Green ranks 35th of 241 among cities in Kentucky with the lowest social security payments. Bowling Green residents received $107,433,200 in social security payments in the past year.

Covington

$1,937.43

Covington ranks 64th of 241 among cities in Kentucky with the lowest social security payments. Covington residents received $78,617,100 in social security payments in the past year.

Elizabethtown

$1,798.69

Elizabethtown ranks 49th of 241 among cities in Kentucky with the lowest social security payments. Elizabethtown residents received $53,590,300 in social security payments in the past year.

Florence

$2,317.00

Florence ranks 103rd of 241 among cities in Kentucky with the lowest social security payments. Florence residents received $73,224,300 in social security payments in the past year.

Georgetown

$1,469.15

Georgetown ranks 21st of 241 among cities in Kentucky with the lowest social security payments. Georgetown residents received $47,221,400 in social security payments in the past year.

Hopkinsville

$2,227.32

Hopkinsville ranks 94th of 241 among cities in Kentucky with the lowest social security payments. Hopkinsville residents received $70,697,400 in social security payments in the past year.

Lexington-Fayette

$1,798.95

Lexington-Fayette ranks 50th of 241 among cities in Kentucky with the lowest social security payments. Lexington-Fayette residents received $566,864,200 in social security payments in the past year.

Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance)

$2,151.73

Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance) ranks 89th of 241 among cities in Kentucky with the lowest social security payments. Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance) residents received $1,324,345,300 in social security payments in the past year.

Owensboro

$2,728.77

Owensboro ranks 165th of 241 among cities in Kentucky with the lowest social security payments. Owensboro residents received $160,427,000 in social security payments in the past year.

Richmond

$1,547.84

Richmond ranks 27th of 241 among cities in Kentucky with the lowest social security payments. Richmond residents received $52,615,700 in social security payments in the past year.

Research & Reports

Social Security Statistics

How does Kentucky compare nationally? See which states receive the most social security payments.

We breakdown over 3,000 counties nationwide and rank states with the most and least social security payments given to residents.

Social Security Statistics

Food Stamp Recipients in Kentucky

Which areas receive the most food stamp public assistance in Kentucky? We breakdown food stamps by city and county statewide and rank communities with the most and least food and nutrional supplements given to residents.

Kentucky Food Stamp Statistics

Kentucky Poverty Statistics

Which areas have the highest rate of poverty in Kentucky? We breakdown the poverty rate by city and county across Kentucky and rank communities with the highest and lowest concentrations of residents living below the poverty line.

Kentucky Poverty Statistics

Benefits in Kentucky

2018 Kentucky Poverty Line

Household Size Poverty Level
1 $12,140
2 $16,460
3 $20,780
4 $25,100
5 $29,420
6 $33,740
Per Additional +$4,320

The poverty line for Kentucky in 2018 is based on the federal guidelines, which begins at $12,140 for a single person, adding $4,320 for each additional person.

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