"Arkansas Works" (Project Number 11-W-00287/6)


State Policies & Initiatives: 
Medicaid & Employment

~~“Approval of this demonstration amendment allows Arkansas, no sooner than June 1, 2018, to require all Arkansas Works beneficiaries ages 19 through 49, with certain exceptions, to participate in and timely document and report 80 hours per month of community engagement activities, such as employment, education, job skills training, or community service, as a condition of continued Medicaid eligibility. Community engagement requirements will not apply to Arkansas Works beneficiaries ages 50 and older so as to ensure alignment and consistency with the state's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) requirements. The
alignment is appropriate and consistent with the ultimate objective of improving health and well-being for Medicaid beneficiaries.”

  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
Date Enacted: