If you do not report 80 hours of work activity by the deadline each month, you will have a strike against you. This means you did not meet the requirement for that month and are non-compliant.
If you are non-compliant for any 3 months in one calendar year (January through December):
- You will lose your Arkansas Works insurance.
- Your insurance will stop at the end of your 3rd month of non-compliance.
- You will not be able to get Arkansas Works insurance for the rest of the year (through December).
Even if your case changes later in the year and you no longer have to report work activity, you cannot get Arkansas Works coverage until the next year. You will have to reapply and prove that you are eligible during the next open enrollment period.
You may still be eligible for Medicaid under another category.
If you could not do 80 hours of work activity because of an emergency or serious life-changing event*, you can request a good cause exemption. Contact your local DHS county office.
*An event like a natural disaster or being in the hospital