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Kentucky 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 Kentucky.

 

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 Kentucky 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
Kentucky Commission on Human Rights
800.292.5566 or 502.595.4024
kchr.mail@ky.gov 

State Health Care Coverage Facts
Georgetown University Health Policy Institute

Vocational Rehabilitation
Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
800.372.7172

More Employment Resources

Unemployment Resources

Unemployment Agency
Kentucky Career Center

Agency: Kentucky Career Center

Information available here. File here. File bi-weekly certifications here or call 877-369-5984. Initial payments will be made approximately two weeks after filing if a claimant is eligible. Click here to see the current weekly benefit amount and the maximum length of benefits. Helpful video guides can be found here. Customer service may be reached at 800-648-6057. Job search resources are available for unemployed claimants on the main website.

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.

KRS § 304.17A-136 – Kentucky requires insurance companies to by for routine patient healthcare costs during a cancer clinical trial. A clinical trial is one that is approved by: NIH or an NIH approved IBR; the FDA, DOD, or the Veteran’s administration and does one of the following:Tests how to administer a health care service, item, or drug for the treatment of cancer; Tests responses to a health care service, item, or drug for the treatment of cancer; Compares the effectiveness of health care services, items, or drugs for the treatment of cancer with that of other health care services, items, or drugs for the treatment of cancer; or Studies new uses of health care services, items, or drugs for the treatment of cancer. Updated 6/20/11