Arkansas Benefits

AR Kids First Health

ARKids First Health is a health insurance program for low- and medium-income families located in Arkansas. It currently helps more than 70,000 kids who are now covered by one out of two available medical insurance plans. Both of these plans cover basic and additional medical care and should be strongly considered if you're in a low- or medium-income family.

Food Stamps

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) assists eligible households in Arkansas so that they can buy food. The benefits are transferred through an Electronic Benefit Card (EBT). Households will be required to meet general as well as financial eligibility criteria to receive Food Stamps.


Arkansas LIHEAP assists low-income households in Arkansas so that they can afford to meet their utility costs. The program distributes funds through Regular Assistance and Crisis Intervention program.


Medicaid in Arkansas provide health coverage to eligible needy individuals in different categories. These categories include pregnant women, children, disabled, elderly, and parents. The program eligibility is based on income and residency requirements.

Transitional Employment Assistance (TEA)

Arkansas Transitional Employment Assistance is a federal program created for low- or very low-income families with children under the age of 19. This program is created to help families in need to overcome difficult times, such as unemployment, with regular monthly payments. Besides financial help, TEA also offers programs which are created to help members of needy families to find a job they are already trained for, or to train them for a new professions.


Unemployed workers who have lost employment through no fault of their own may qualify for temporary financial assistance in the state of Arkansas. Those who meet the eligibility requirements can file their claims for Unemployment Insurance (UI) Benefits online by following a step-by-step procedure detailed in this guide.


The Arkansas Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is a residential energy assistance efficiency program that helps to insulate the homes of low-income Arkansas residents. The aim of this program is to conserve energy and to provide utility assistance to low-income members of society. The Arkansas WAP provides funds to low-income people to cater for energy conservation in the home. When distributing funds, the Arkansas WAP gives special consideration to the elderly, Handicapped, and households with children.


The Arkansas special supplemental nutritional program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides necessary nutritional aid for qualified residents of state of Arkansas. The program is available to those who meet income guidelines and can prove their general eligibility for the program. Successful applicants receive nutritional supplements such as fruits, vegetables and milk.