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State and Community Programs and Services

Kentucky Military Family Assistance

Any military member with a Kentucky home of record deployed outside the continental United States on active duty is potentially eligible. Grants are need-based and given to assist families with unforeseen expenses when a deployment creates an undue hardship and other funding sources are unavailable.

Military Spouse Residency Relief Act

On November 11, 2009, the President signed into law the Military Spouse Residency Relief Act. This Act, among other things, provides that when a service member leaves his or her home state in accord with military or naval orders, the service member's spouse may retain residency in his or her home state for voting and tax purposes, after relocating from that state to accompany the service member. In the State of Kentucky an exemption from Kentucky withholding tax may be claimed if an employees spouse is a member of the U.S. Armed Services and their state of legal residence is not Kentucky. For more information visit