Promoting Public Benefits Access Through Web-Based Tools and Outreach: A National Scan of Efforts. Volume II: Detailed Summary Tables of Benefits Access Efforts. Access Arkansas

04/08/2011

Description of effort

State online screener for 20 programs, with capability to also submit applications online for some of these (including SNAP, TANF, Medicaid, CHIP, child care assistance, and the Medicare Savings Program).

Key benefit programs

TANF; SNAP; Medicaid; CHIP; school meal programs; federal child care assistance

Other benefit programs

Medicare Savings Program; home- and community-based services; refugee assistance; early intervention; vocational rehabilitation services; older blind services; CACFP

Key technological components

Online application that can be sent electronically; online screener/benefits calculator

Other key components

 None known

Target population

General low-income population

Geographic reach

Statewide

State/s (abbreviation)

AR

Locality (cities or counties)

 

Selected sources of information

https://access.arkansas.gov/Welcome.aspx

Online forms to print and apply for multiple benefits are also available for:

SNAP, TANF and Medicaid at
http://www.state.ar.us/dhs/dco/NewDCO/DCO-0215.pdf

Medicaid (children) and CHIP at:

http://www.arkidsfirst.com/ARKidsApplic_english.pdf

Child care assistance at

http://www.state.ar.us/childcare/familysupport/apply.html

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