Active Duty Benefits
Benefits available to Active Duty in Arkansas
The Arkansas Department of Higher Education can provide free tuition and fees at any state supported college, university, technical school, or vocational school. For more information about Arkansas education opportunities for veterans, transitioning service members and their families, visit our education resources.
Arkansas institutions of higher education, trade schools, and vocational schools classify certain service members as in-state to reduce tuition and program fees if the student qualifies as any of the following:
Arkansas supports military families in their relocation to the state by extending licensure portability for active duty service members, returning military veterans, and their spouses.
The Arkansas state government and the United States federal government provides medical benefits for veterans and service members. These resources are available:
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Social Security Disability Benefits for Wounded Vets
Veterans Health Administration Locations
Federal VA Healthcare Facilities in Arkansas
The State of Arkansas is committed to connecting employers with skilled veterans and transitioning service members.
We have partnered with Workforce Connections to provide a jobs database that translates your military experience into civilian job opportunities. (link out to database)
The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services is dedicated to providing employment counseling and referral services specific to the needs of veterans. In addition, the department offers a job development program to create jobs for veterans.
Arkansas tax code exempts active duty service members in A.C.A. § 26-51-306. No member of the armed services of the United States is liable to pay income tax on a certain amount of service pay or allowances.