The Division of Workers' Compensation Funds (formerly Division of Special Fund) is responsible for the administration of the Special Fund. The Special Fund is liable for part of the income benefits awarded for certain occupational injuries and diseases resulting from incidents or last exposures occurring prior to Dec. 12, 1996. The division pays about $50 million in benefits per year to approximately 5,000 disabled workers or surviving dependents.
Prior to July 1, 2017, the Division of Workers' Compensation Funds also administered the Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis Fund. Pursuant to HB 377 of the 2017 Regular Session of the General Assembly, the assets and liabilities of the Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis Fund were transferred to Kentucky Employers Mutual Insurance as of July 1, 2017.
Benefits are funded by assessments on workers' compensation insurance premiums collected by the Kentucky Workers' Compensation Funding Commission. For more information on the Kentucky Workers' Compensation Funding Commission, visit their web site at
Workers' Compensation Funds Forms
Questions concerning the Special Fund should be addressed to:
Division of Workers' Compensation Funds 500 Mero Street, 3rd Floor
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Other questions concerning workers' compensation should be directed to:
Department of Workers' Claims
Or visit our web site at