AR Works Changes – Public Comment & Public Meetings

Read the DHS Public Notice
Read the DHS Public notice

The Arkansas Works application is open for public comment.

“The State will request amendments to the Arkansas Works 1115 Demonstration waiver to: (1) limit income eligibility for individuals in the eligibility group found at Section 1902(a)(10)(A)(i)(VIII) of the Social Security Act (hereinafter “the new adult group”) to less than or equal to 100 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL) as of January 1, 2018; (2) institute work requirements as a condition of Arkansas Works eligibility as of January 1, 2018; (3) eliminate the Arkansas Works employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) premium assistance program on December 31, 2017; and (4) implement its waiver of retroactive eligibility on or after July 1, 2017.” Read the full public notice by DHS.

Read the application before making a comment.   It was released on Friday and the 30-day state comment period started. Anyone can submit comments by June 18, 2017.  DHS will also have two public meetings, one in Little Rock and Jonesboro.  Here are the details of the Little Rock meeting, which is scheduled for Thursday.

The complete version of the current draft of the Demonstration application will be available for public review as of Friday, May 19, at https://www.medicaid.state.ar.us/General/comment/demowaivers.aspx. The Demonstration application may also be viewed from 8 AM – 4:30 PM Monday through Friday at:

Arkansas Department of Human Services 700 Main Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
Contacts: Becky Murphy

Public comments may be submitted until midnight on Sunday, June 18, 2017. Comments may be submitted by email to hciw@arkansas.gov or by regular mail to PO Box 1437, S-295, Little Rock, AR 72203-1437.

To view comments that others have submitted, please visit

https://www.medicaid.state.ar.us/general/comment/comment.aspx. Comments may also be viewed from 8 AM – 4:30 PM Monday through Friday at:

Arkansas Department of Human Services 700 Main Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
Contact: Becky Murphy

The State will host two public hearings during the public comment period.

Arkansas Works Waiver Amendment Public Hearing
Date: May 25, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm CDT
Location: Central Arkansas Main Library in Little Rock, Darragh Center Auditorium Address: 100 S. Rock St, Little Rock, AR 72201

You may also join by webinar on May 25, 2017 at 5:30 pm CDT. https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/474930032278317569

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Arkansas Works Waiver Amendment Public Hearing
Date: June 06, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm CDT
Location: Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Cooper Alumni Center Address: 2600 Alumni Blvd., Jonesboro, AR 72401

You may also join by webinar on June 6, 2017 at 5:30 pm CDT. https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3155727397286233858
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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