Please note that some of the features below are available now only for residents of Carroll, Hot Spring, Independence, Lafayette and Pope counties. New features will be made available to the rest of the state on a rolling basis.
We can’t wait for you to use the updated Access.Arkansas.gov and all its new features.
- Setting up Your Access Arkansas Account
Even if you have had an Access Arkansas account before, you will need to set up an account with the updated Access Arkansas.
- Applying for Benefits
Apply for, manage or renew health care, SNAP and TEA benefits using one application for your entire family.
- Linking Your Case to Your Account
If you get benefits, you need to link the Access Arkansas account you created to your Social Security number or the case number for your benefits.
- Linking Your Account as an Authorized Representative
If you serve as an authorized representative for someone who gets benefits, you need to link the online account you created to the case number for that person’s benefits.
- Uploading Documents
You can send information quickly and easily by uploading documents and images directly to your online account.
- Reviewing Letters & Notices
If you have misplaced a piece of mail from DHS, you can find it in your Access Arkansas online account.
- Setting up Alerts and Viewing Messages
Set up text or email alerts to remind you to check your online account when action is needed.
- Reporting Changes to Your Information
If you have changed your phone number or address, gotten a new job, or added a new family member, you can let DHS know by reporting that change in your online account.
- Renewing Your Benefits
Even if you applied using a paper application, you can renew your benefits using your Access Arkansas online account by updating the information that is already on record.
- Filing an appeal
By law, you have the right to appeal any decision DHS may make that you disagree with. Use the updated Access Arkansas to navigate this process.
- Scheduling appointments
If you apply for Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program food benefits, you will need to schedule an interview appointment.
- Getting Help
If you forget your username, password, or if you need help with your Access Arkansas online account, it’s easy to reset those yourself or get help from our call center.
Access Arkansas is a one-stop shop to apply for, manage and renew your benefits and update your information quickly and easily. With all new systems, we can expect a few bumps in the road, but we are here to help. If you have any questions about the updated Access.Arkansas.gov when you start using, you can:
- Call our support line at 1-855-372-1084
- Call or visit your local county office | Find your county office