What is Medicaid Arkansas?
Medicaid is a national health insurance scheme which is provided by the federal government to its citizens via the mediation of private as well as government insurance agents. It is aimed at providing specific kinds of medical protection to certain groups that are deemed vulnerable, threatened and in need for federal protection. This includes pregnant women, elderly residents, low income families, children, and people with disabilities and so on. Since this is a nation-wide scheme, every state has its own setup and the Arkansas chapter of Medicaid is known as Medicaid Arkansas.
Qualifications for Medicaid Arkansas:
Each program of Medicaid Arkansas has its own individual requirements and they cannot be broadly classified as such. However, the three main and cardinal rules which are mandatory for enrolment in any program of Medicaid Arkansas, irrespective of its internal eligibility system, include the following:
The individual must also conform to the age and category restrictions of each program since they are highly demarcated and specialized.
Who decides on the eligibility criteria for Medicaid Arkansas?
There are three agencies per state which get to decide on the individual program specifications of Medicaid Arkansas. These three agencies are:
The Social Security Administration: Individuals who are either 65 years of age, or are blind, or are physically disabled are eligible to receive social security from the state. These individuals are thus automatically enrolled in Medicaid Arkansas through the internal working of the state Social Security Administration. Individuals, who receive cash assistance from the Social Security Administration due to financial hardships like very low income, can also apply for enrolment into Medicaid Arkansas.
Department of Human Resources: Foster children or those placed under the care of/receiving assistance from the Department of Human Resources or State or Federal Adoption Assistance schemes are also qualified to receive the Medicaid Arkansas scheme. Contact must be established with the concerned departments at the earliest to get the best offers.
Arkansas Medicaid Agency: This department demands proof of citizenship of country and state, and proof of immigration status if the individual is not a citizen of the United States.