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.


Arkansas residents who meet the specified eligibility criteria can receive monthly Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. To qualify, individuals must be unable to work as a result of their disability.

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

TEFAP in Arkansas provides essential food support to those with financial struggles. The program works closely with local organizations to distribute a variety of food items to families and individuals in need. Through this program, Arkansans facing food scarcity can access nutritious food, helping to alleviate hunger across the state.

Transitional Employment Assistance (TANF)

Arkansas's TEA program is designed to help low-income families by providing monthly financial support. This aid is especially aimed at families with children, including parents and relatives who care for them. The TEA program focuses on helping these families meet essential living costs, promoting stability as they transition toward improving their financial circumstances.


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.

Veterans Disability

Arkansas provides Veterans Disability Benefits to veterans who were injured or developed a medical condition during their active military service. Along with disability benefits, Arkansas veterans have access to VetSuccess on Campus, Dependents and Survivor Benefits, VA home loans, and much more.


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.