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Check this page regularly for the latest news and updates from the Arkansas Workers' Compensation Commission. Press releases, rules and advisory changes, and updated services are just a few of the items that will be presented on this page.


October 3, 2016

A catastrophic injury or death results in the loss of at least one-third of the workerís average weekly wage.  This often leaves little or no money to assist the children of the worker in furthering their education beyond high school.  Kidsí Chance of Arkansas has joined with Kidsí Chance of America and other similar states organizations to increase awareness of this dilemma.   Kidsí Chance of Arkansas was fortunate to receive a Governorís Proclamation declaring November 14 to 18, 2016, Kidsí Chance Awareness Week.

Click on the link to view the text of the proclamation: 2016 Kids' Chance Awareness Week Proclamation

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September 14, 2016

The Commission issues an update to Advisory 2000-1 Revised that announces that the maximum rates for 2017 will be $661 for Total Disability and $496 for Permanent Partial Disability.

The Commission also issues an update to Advisory 2007-1 Revised that announces that the threshold at which the Death and Permanent Total Disability Trust Fund will assume payments of benefits for injuries resulting in permanent disability or death will be $214,825 for 2017.

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February 26, 2016

The Arkansas Workersí Compensation Commission is pleased to announce that its 32nd Annual Educational Conference will be held on September 14th and September 15th, 2016 at the Little Rock Marriot Hotel. The AWCC is especially excited for this yearís conference because the agency has resumed responsibility for the planning and presentation of the conference. The AWCC is confident that this yearís conference will be bigger and better than before. You can make your room reservations for the Little Rock Marriott Hotel by clicking here Book your group rate for AWCC Educational Conference or by simply calling Marriott Central Reservations directly at 1-877-759-6290. We will provide links for the conference attendee, vendor and sponsor registration soon. We look forward to seeing you there.

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December 17, 2012

The Commission announces the issuance of Advisory 2012-1. This advisory authorizes the issuance of debit cards and other card payment systems for indemnity payments to injured employees, subject to certain restrictions.

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November 20, 2012

The Commissionís Operations and Compliance Division announces changes in required data for Form 2, effective January 1, 2013. Click here to view the announcement.

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April 25, 2011

The Commission announces the issuance of Advisory 2011-1. This Advisory addresses questions regarding updates to previously filed Form AR-4's regarding the completion of the AR-4 to report additional monies paid (or recovered).

Due to the various forms being processed by various divisions within the Commission, the Advisory also provides a link to the people designated to answer questions regarding a specific form.


State of Arkansas
Workers' Compensation Commission
324 South Spring Street
P.O. Box 950
Little Rock, Arkansas 72203-0950
Telephone 1-501-682-3930 / 1-800-622-4472
Legal Advisor Direct 1-800-250-2511
Arkansas Relay System TDD 1-800-285-1131

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