The following are eligible to purchase the $5 Senior or Disabled Combination
Hunting and Fishing License (which includes the same license and permits as the
Resident Sportsman’s License, plus a bonus additional deer permit):
Kentucky residents 65 years of age or older.
Kentucky residents certified totally and permanently disabled by the Federal Social
Security Administration, a state Workers Compensation Board, the Kentucky Teacher
Retirement System or the United States Railroad Retirement Board.
Kentucky resident employees of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, declared
totally and permanently disabled by a recognized authority.
Kentucky resident veterans at least 50% disabled as the result of a service-connected
Seniors need only show proof of age and residency to purchase this license. Persons
with disabilities listed above must first obtain a disability authorization card
from Kentucky Fish and Wildlife .
To obtain a disability license authorization card:
If your disability is through the:
Federal Social Security Administration: call the federal social security office at 1-800-772-1213 to request a printout or go to www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount to print one yourself. The printout must show your name, address and social security number. This form must also state that you are disabled and drawing benefits. Local social security offices will not be able to print the letter you need after February, 2014.
Veteran’s Administration: Contact your local VA office and request
a letter that verifies you are at least 50% disabled as a result of a service-connected
disability. Send letter to Kentucky Fish and Wildlife.
State Worker’s Compensation Board: Request an application from
Kentucky Fish and Wildlife, fill it out and send it to the State Worker’s Compensation
United States Railroad Retirement Board: Contact the Board and
request a letter stating you are 100% totally and permanently disabled. Send letter
to Kentucky Fish and Wildlife.
Kentucky Teacher Retirement System: Contact the Teacher Retirement System and request written documentation stating you are on disability
retirement. Send documentation to Kentucky Fish and Wildlife.
United States Office of Personnel Management: Contact the federal
Office of Personnel Management and obtain certification of employment and documentation
of being 100% disabled. Send documentation to Kentucky Fish and Wildlife.
Once the proper documentation is processed, applicants will receive their authorization
card by mail. The authorization card is not a license. It must be presented to the
license seller, or the authorization number entered online, at the time of purchase.
License vendors cannot sell a disability license using an expired authorization
Senior and Disabled Combination Licenses are valid through the end of February like
any other license. If you lose your card, you may contact Kentucky Fish and Wildlife
at the above address for a replacement.
How long is a disability authorization card valid?
The disability authorization card is good for 3 years (check the expiration date
on your card). Every 3 years , you must provide updated paperwork (following the
instructions above) and get a new card. Those who already have a disability authorization card through the Veteran’s Administration, Railroad Retirement Board or Office of Personnel Management may call 1-800-858-1549 to get a new card.