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Legal Aid of Arkansas has for years, been working to protect the AR Choices program. AR Choices is a Medicaid program that provides in home care to people who are elderly or have disabilities, so that they can stay at home instead of going to a nursing home. The state has been trying to cut the AR choices program for years, leaving hundreds of people without the care they need. Legal Aid has been telling the state about this for several years and there has been no effort to fix or address it. The three plaintiffs in our case ended up getting hurt by DHS’ failures. Individuals were left unable to use the bathroom, not getting enough food, and all sorts of other indignities. They suffered immensely through not getting the care they needed. Tune in to hear more about where this case currently stands.

Legal Aid of Arkansas filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Department of Workforce Services, claiming the agency is withholding information about its decision-making processes during the COVID-19 pandemic and about its relationship with a vendor that suffered a data breach last year involving 30,000 applicants.

On December 18, 2020, Legal Aid of Arkansas filed a federal lawsuit in the District Court for the Western District of Arkansas against the Arkansas Division of Workforce Services for discriminating against María Murguía.