Arkansas residents receive full Medicaid coverage when they meet one or more of the following criteria as well as Arkansas’ other Medicaid requirements including income and resource requirements.
- Age 65 or older
- Child 18 years old or younger (via the ARKids First program)
- Disabled or blind and meet the Social Security Administration requirements
- Parent or caretaker of a child or children 17 years old or younger with an absent, disabled, or unemployed parent
Residents of Arkansas who meet one or more of the following criteria may be eligible for partial Medicaid coverage:
- Working, disabled individuals. Low-income residents will incur standard Medicaid co-pays while higher level income residents may incur higher co-pays.
- Developmentally, physically disabled individuals 21 to 65 years old who choose to live at home but are eligible to live in a nursing home facility
- Nursing home residents who require medical care that must be given within the facility
- Pregnant women with income below or at 200% of the Federal Poverty Level
- Women within the childbearing years who are in need of family planning services
The DHS Division of Aging and Adult Services is responsible for Arkansas Medicaid services. Check out their website for more Arkansas Medicaid information.