West Virginia 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 West Virginia.



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
West Virginia Human Rights Commission
304.558.2616 or 888.676.5546

Vocational Rehabilitation
West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS)
800.642.8207 or 304.356.2060

More Employment Resources

Medicaid Programs

Triage Cancer Guide to Medicaid Expansion


State Medicaid Program for In-Home Care
Medicaid Aged and Disabled Waiver (ADW) Program

West Virginia Health Insurance Premium Payment (WHIPP) Program

State Children's Health Insurance Program
West Virginia CHIP

Find Health & Dental Coverage For Your Family

More Health Insurance Resources

Health Care Programs & Laws

Women’s Health & Cancer Rights Act (WHCRA)

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Sharing Medical Information with Family & Friends

Hill Burton Federally-Funded Health Centers

Federally Qualified Health Centers

Community Clinics

National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP)

Breast & Cervical Cancer Screening Program


Local transit systems may provide free or discounted rates for low-income individuals and families. Some cities also offer bus passes, vouchers for taxi or ride-sharing services, or shuttle services for patients traveling to cancer treatments.

Dial 211 for assistance.

Unemployment Resources

Unemployment Agency
WorkForce West Virginia

Agency: Workforce West Virginia

Information and filing available here. Weekly certification claims for benefits can be filed online or by phone. Click here to see the current weekly benefit amount and the maximum length of benefits. Initial payments will be made to eligible claimants approximately two to three weeks after filing. Payment is available via debit card or direct deposit. Most claimants are required to register with their local job search services office before week six of claiming benefits. The number of job search contacts that each claimant must make per week depends on the claimant’s work experience and the current job market. There is a comprehensive guidebook available. Customer service can be reached via email or by phone: 1-800-252-5627.

Updates related to West Virginia unemployment benefits and Covid-19

State Clinical Trials Law

Va. Code §§ 33-25F-2, 5-16-7d, 5-16B-6a – 6b, 9-2-12 – 12a

Who must cover the costs? Insurers, non-profit groups, and individual health service plans.

What must be covered? Patient costs resulting from participation in clinical trials testing for life-threatening conditions and cancer studies that are Phase II, Phase III, or Phase IV

Requirements for Coverage: The faculty and personnel providing the treatment must be capable of doing so because of their experience.  A clearly superior, non-investigational treatment alternative must not exist, and the patient’s physician must recommend participation as being appropriate treatment. Reimbursement for treatment by an out-of-network or noncontracting provider shall be reimbursed at a rate that is no greater than that provided by an in-network or contracting provider. Coverage shall not be required if the out-of-network or noncontracting provider will not accept this level of reimbursement.

Qualifying Trials: The study must be approved by either: (1) NIH, (2) NIH cooperative group or center, (3) U.S. F.D.A. in the form of an investigational new drug application or device exemption, (5) U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, or (6) a state IRB with a multiple project assurance contract approved by the Office of Protection from Research Risks of the NIH.

(Current as of 8/2022)