Missouri 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 Missouri.



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
Missouri Commission on Human Rights
573.751.3325 or 1.877.781.4236

Vocational Rehabilitation
Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
877.222.8963 or 573.751.3251

More Employment Resources

Unemployment Resources

Unemployment Agency
Department of Labor & Industrial Relations

Agency: Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations

Filing and information available here. Click here to see the current weekly benefit amount and the maximum length of benefits. Payments are available via debit card or direct deposit. Initial payments will be made to eligible claimants approximately three weeks after filing. Claimants must maintain eligibility by conducting an active work search with at least three job contacts per week and must log these contacts on the filing site. There is a chat feature on the main website for basic questions. Informational videos are available here. Customer service is available by phone or email here.

Frequently asked questions are answered here.

Updates related to Missouri unemployment benefits and Covid-19

State Clinical Trials Law

Mo. Stat. Ann. §376.429

Who must cover the costs? All health benefit plans, except certain limited benefit policies and other insurance plans

What must be covered? Routine patient care costs for clinical trials

Requirements for Coverage: Only Phase II, III and IV clinical trials are covered, the purposes of which must be the prevention, early detection, or treatment of cancer. However, there are additional limitations for Phase II trials. The facility or personnel providing the experimental treatment must be experienced. There must be equal to or superior non-investigational treatment alternatives. Data related to the clinical trial must provide a reasonable expectation that the treatment will be superior to the non-investigational alternatives.

Qualifying Trials: The trial must be approved or funded by one of the following: (1) NIH, (2) NIH cooperative group or center, (3) a qualified research entity that meets NIH Center support grant eligibility requirements, (4) U.S. F.D.A., (5) U.S. Dept. of Defense, (6) U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, or (7) a Missouri IRB that has been approved by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.

(Current as of 8/2022)

Leave Laws

  • Paid Family Leave: Missouri does not currently have a state paid family leave law.
  • Paid Sick Leave: Missouri does not currently have a paid sick leave law.

For more information about leave laws in each state, see our chart on taking time off from work.