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Texas 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 Texas.

 

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 Texas 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
Texas Workforce Commission, Civil Rights Division
512.463.2642 or 888.452.4778

Vocational Rehabilitation
DARS Division for Rehabilitation Services

More Employment Resources

Unemployment Resources

Unemployment Agency
Unemployment Benefits Services

Agency: Texas Workforce Commission

Information and filing available here. Weekly certifications for benefits can be filed by phone: 800-558-8321. Click here to see the current weekly benefit amount and the maximum length of benefits. Payments are available via direct deposit or debit card. Most claimants will be required to register with the state’s job search service online or to visit a job search service center in person. In addition, most claimants must make a certain number of job search contacts per week in order to maintain eligibility for benefits. These contacts must be documented in a verifiable log. There is a chat box feature on the website for general questions. Frequently asked questions are answered here. There is a comprehensive guidebook available. Informational videos about how to apply can be found here. Customer service can be reached by phone: 800-939-6631.

Updates related to Texas 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.

V.T.C.A., Insurance Code § 1379.052 Coverage Required. A health benefit plan issuer shall provide benefits for routine patient care costs to an enrollee in connection with a phase I, phase II, phase III, or phase IV clinical trial if the clinical trial is conducted in relation to the prevention, detection, or treatment of a life-threatening disease or condition and is approved by: (1) the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States Department of Health and Human Services; (2) the National Institutes of Health; (3) the United States Food and Drug Administration; (4) the United States Department of Defense; (5) the United States Department of Veterans Affairs; or (6) an institutional review board of an institution in this state that has an agreement with the Office for Human Research Protections of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. (current as of 7/11)

Senate Bill 39