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Arizona 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 Arizona.

 

Disability Insurance

Federal Disability Insurance (SSDI & SSI)
Social Security Administration
800.772.1213

Find your local SSA office

More Disability Resources

Bankruptcy

How to File Bankruptcy in Arizona for Free

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

Employment

Federal Fair Employment Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
800.669.4000
info@eeoc.gov

Reasonable Accommodations
Job Accommodation Network
800.526.7234
jan@AskJAN.org

Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
U.S. Department of Labor
Wage & Hour Division
866.487.9243

State Fair Employment Agency
Arizona Attorney General Civil Rights Division
877.491.5742
civilrightsinfo@azag.gov

More Employment Resources

Unemployment Resources

Agency: Arizona Department of Economic Security

The maximum amount payable is one-third of your total base period wages. This amount cannot total more than 26 times your weekly benefit amount. Your weekly benefit amount is calculated by taking 4% of the wages paid to you in the highest quarter of the base period. Click here to see the current maximum weekly benefit amount and the maximum length of benefits.

Apply here or here.  There is an assistance chat feature on the application website that can answer basic questions. Weekly certifications must be submitted even if an initial claim is still pending, to ensure that correct repayment is made when the claim is processed. A comprehensive guide for claimants is available here. Claimants must register for the Arizona Job Connection when applying for benefits. If you are a union member, you must maintain membership and requirements and register with your union as searching for work.

Updates related to Arizona unemployment benefits and Covid-19.

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.

Ariz. Rev. Stat. §§20-826.01, 20-1057.07, 20-1342.03, 20-1402.01, 20-1404.01, 20-2328 (2005) – The statutes apply to hospital service corporations, medical service corporations, health care services organizations, disability insurers, group disability insurers, blanket disability insurers, and accountable health plans. These entities must pay covered patient costs directly associated with a cancer clinical trial (Phase I, II, II, or IV) that is offered within the state. The trial must be approved by one of the following: (1) NIH, (2) NIH cooperative group or center, (3) U.S. F.D.A. in the form of an investigational new drug application, (4) U.S. Dept. of Defense, (5) U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, (6) a qualified research entity that meets NIH criteria for grant eligibility, or (7) a panel of qualified clinical research experts from academic health institutions in the state. Second, the trial must be reviewed and approved by a state IRB. Third, the personnel proving the treatment of conducting the study must be acting within the scope of their practice and experience, and must agree to accept reimbursement from the insurer. Fourth, a superior alternative non-investigational treatment must not exist. (Current as of 7/2011)

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