Low-Income Arkansans May Receive Free Legal Help with Medicaid Terminations

Arkansas is currently in the process of verifying continued eligibility for those individuals receiving Medicaid/HCIP benefits. Almost 50,000 people across the State of Arkansas have received a Health Care Redetermination Notice from the Department of Human Services (DHS). This Notice advises individuals to submit proof of income within 10 days from the Date of Notice listed at the top of the letter.

Individuals may qualify to receive free legal representation from civil legal aid organizations if they have received a Health Care Notice terminating their Medicaid/HCIP benefits or if they have applied for Medicaid/HCIP and have not received a decision in 45 days. Arkansas’ civil legal aid organizations, Legal Aid of Arkansas and the Center for Arkansas Legal Services, may be reached online or by phone:

Online Application: www.arlegalservices.org
Toll Free: 1-800-9 LAW AID (1-800-952-9243)
Craighead County Residents call: (870) 972-6411
Pulaski County Residents call: (501) 376-3423
Washington County Residents call: (479) 442-4204

Legal Aid of Arkansas and the Center for Arkansas Legal Services are non-profit organizations that provide free legal services to low-income Arkansans with civil legal problems, including public benefits, divorces for domestic abuse victims, minor guardianships, consumer issues, and landlord-tenant issues. With 15 offices staffed by more than 50 attorneys throughout the state, plus a volunteer pool of more than 650 attorneys, legal aid services benefited at least 30,000 low-income people and the elderly with their critical legal needs in 2014. However, close to 750,500 people in Arkansas live at or below 125 percent of the poverty line, and thousands of those Arkansans in need were turned away due to lack of resources. Learn more at www.arlegalservices.org | www.arkansasjustice.org.