DHS installs new system to apply for benefits

System to make it easier to apply for Medicaid, food stamps, welfare, and more

LITTLE ROCK – The state Department of Human Services has installed a new system for filling out applications for social services.
It is designed to be more user friendly, both for people applying for services and for staff at DHS county offices.

DHS officials told legislators on the Senate and House Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committees that the new system should hold down costs, and make it easier for applicants to find the benefits for which they are eligible.

For example, in filling out the application digitally, they can click a button that refers them to services for veterans. They can also access other resources such as child care, transportation and housing. READ MORE.

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