Alaska Resources

This page has information specific to this state, including contact information for federal and state agencies, and some key information about laws and consumer protections.

To find financial assistance resources, please visit CancerFinances.org.

Click here for information about laws specific to Alaska.


Disability Insurance

Federal Disability Insurance (SSDI & SSI)
Social Security Administration

Find your local SSA office

More Disability Resources


How to File Bankruptcy in Alaska for Free

Filing bankruptcy can be an effective way to eliminate medical bills and credit card debt among other kinds of erasable debts.

National Foundation for Credit Counseling


Federal Fair Employment Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Reasonable Accommodations
Job Accommodation Network

Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
U.S. Department of Labor
Wage & Hour Division

State Fair Employment Agency
Alaska State Commission for Human Rights (FEPA)

Vocational Rehabilitation
Alaska Department of Rehabilitation

More Employment Resources

Unemployment Resources

Unemployment Agency
Alaska Unemployment Insurance

Agency: Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development Employment and Training Services

Click here to see the current maximum weekly benefit amount and the maximum length of benefits. Payment can be made via a debit card or direct deposit. Claimants must register for the state’s job search site and provide regular updates on their job search.

Applying online is recommended. You can apply here. For questions about your claim, contact the service center that is closest to you: Juneau (907) 465-5552, Fairbanks (907) 451-2871, or Anchorage (907) 269-4700.

Frequently asked questions and answers can be found here. A comprehensive handbook for claimants is available here.

State Clinical Trials Law

The ACA requires that most, non-grandfathered, group health plans provide coverage for the routine costs when participating in clinical trials. Some states have more consumer protections. Click here for more information about clinical trials.

AK ST § 21.42.415 – Health care insurer that offers a health care insurance plan in the state shall cover routine patient care costs incurred by a patient enrolled in an approved clinical trial related to cancer, including leukemia, lymphoma, and bone marrow stem cell disorders. The health care insurer is required to provide coverage under this section only if the patient's treating physician determines that: (1) there is no clearly superior non-investigational treatment alternative; and, (2) available clinical or preclinical data provide a reasonable expectation that the treatment provided in the clinical trial will be at least as efficacious as any non-investigational alternative. (Current 5/27/11)