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Florida 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 Florida.

 

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 Florida 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
Florida Commission On Human Relations
800.488.7082

Vocational Rehabilitation
Florida Department of Education, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
800.451.4327

More Employment Resources

Unemployment Resources

Unemployment Agency
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
850.245.7105

Agency: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

Click here to see the current weekly benefit amount and the maximum length of benefits. The main website for assistance with claims is here. Initial filings can be made here. Weekly claims for benefits can be made here. Frequently asked questions can be found here. Claimants with difficulty using the online system can file by phone: 1-800-681-8102. You must have lost your job through no fault of your own, so you must not have quit for personal reasons or been terminated for misconduct. Claimants who are partially employed may apply if an employer cut the claimant’s hours against the claimant’s will.

Updates related to Florida Reemployment 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.

Florida Clinical Trial Compact

Phase II, Phase III, or Phase IV clinical trials are covered for cancer if the in-network physician recommends participation in the cancer clinical trial.

To be covered, the clinical trial must either involve a drug that is exempt under federal regulations from a new drug application or must be a trial that is approved by (1) A cooperative group or one of the National Institutes of Health; (2) U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in the form of an investigational new drug application; (3) U.S. Department of Defense; (4) U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; (5) National Cancer Institute; or (6) An accredited institutional review board of any accredited school of medicine, nursing, or pharmacy or licensed children’s specialty hospital in Florida.

Applies to Health insurance providers who have signed the compact, voluntarily agreeing to provide this coverage. These providers include Humana, Blue Cross Blue Shield Florida, AvMed Health Plans, Vista Healthplan, Aetna, CIGNA, and UnitedHealth Group Florida.

Covers “Routine patient care costs” means the costs of health care services, including drugs, items, devices, and services that would be covered under the patient’s health plan if they were provided outside of a cancer clinical trial. (Effective July 1, 2010) (Current 7/2011)

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