Disability License Exemption Information
Sport Hunting and Fishing and Renewal
DISABLED SOCIAL SECURITY & SSI EXEMPTION
KRS 150.175 (aa) states that Kentucky residents certified
totally and permanently disabled are eligible to purchase the discounted
Senior/Disabled Combination Hunting and Fishing License ($5), but must first
obtain a disability authorization card to be able to purchase this special
license. The procedure is as follows:
If your disability is through the:
- Federal Social Security
Administration – contact your local
social security office and request a printout that includes your name, SS#,
date of birth and address. This printout must also state that you are
disabled and are currently receiving benefits.
Administration – contact your local VA office and request a letter
stating your disability is at least 50% service connected.
- State Worker’s
Compensation Board – Request an application from KDFWR, complete it
and send it to the State Worker's Compensation Board.
- United States Railroad
Retirement Board – contact the Board and request a letter stating you
are 100% disabled.
- Kentucky Teacher
Retirement System – contact the Teacher Retirement System and request
written documentation stating you are 100% disabled.
- United States Office of
Personnel Management – contact the federal Office of Personnel
Management and obtain certification of employment, obtain certification of
being 100% disabled from a recognized authority, and obtain documentation of
being a Kentucky resident.
TO OBTAIN YOUR AUTHORIZATION CARD, DO ONE
OF THE FOLLOWING:
Mail your disability certification (and proof of
residency as noted in #6 above) to: KDFWR, Disability License, #1 Sportsman's
Lane, Frankfort, KY 40601, or
Fax the form to: Disability License, (502) 564-9845, or
Bring the form in person to the KDFWR office in Frankfort
during business hours (8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.).
Once the documentation is processed, you will receive an
authorization card that allows you to purchase the $5 license from ANY license
vendor. You must present the authorization card at time of purchase.
Authorization cards are valid for three years – do not lose the authorization
card or you will have to repeat the process unnecessarily the next year.
Holders of Senior/Disabled Combination Licenses, if
qualifying for the license due to eligible disability, must carry both the
license and authorization card while hunting and fishing.
NOTE: We cannot accept an award letter, copy of a check
or Medicare Card.
Call 800-858-1549 for more information.