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Mississippi 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 Mississippi.

 

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
Mississippi Department of Employment Security
601.321.6000

Vocational Rehabilitation
Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services
800.443.1000

More Employment Resources

Unemployment Resources

Unemployment Agency
Mississippi Department of Employment Security
601.321.6000

Agency: Mississippi Department of Employment Security

Information available here. Click here to see the current weekly benefit amount and the maximum length of benefits. A step-by-step guide on applying is available here. File online or by calling 601-855-3133 or 1-888-844-3577. Weekly certifications can be filed here. Eligible claimants can expect their first payments to arrive after they have filed their second weekly certification. Payment is available via debit card or direct deposit. Claimants must register with their local job center and maintain an active job search with three contacts per week. A comprehensive guidebook can be found here. Frequently asked questions are answered here. Customer service can be reached at (601) 855-3133 or 1-888-844-3577.

Updates related to Mississippi 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.