Reduction Of Disability Waiting List

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LITTLE ROCK – Money channeled from the state’s Tobacco Settlement Fund to pay for services for developmentally disabled Arkansans is a promise kept that is dramatically improving lives, Governor Asa Hutchinson told members of the state’s Tobacco Settlement Commission at their quarterly meeting on Tuesday.

In September 2016, the governor asked the commissioners to support his efforts to redirect some of the unused tobacco settlement money to help reduce the number of people on the waiting list for the state’s Community and Employment Supports waiver for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

Act 50, which the governor supported and the legislature passed this year, diverted $8.5 million from the settlement fund, which triggered the release of $20 million from the federal government to supplement the initiative.   MORE

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