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Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania.

 

Disability Insurance

Federal Disability Insurance (SSDI & SSI)
Social Security Administration
800.772.1213
www.ssa.gov

SSI State Supplement
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in Pennsylvania
https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-11150.pdf

To find your local SSA office:
https://secure.ssa.gov/ICON/main.jsp

More Disability Resources

Employment

Federal Fair Employment Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
800.669.4000
info@eeoc.gov
www.eeoc.gov

Reasonable Accommodations
Job Accommodation Network
800.526.7234
jan@AskJAN.org
www.AskJAN.org

Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
U.S. Department of Labor
Wage & Hour Division
866.487.9243
www.dol.gov/whd

State Fair Employment Agency
Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission
717.787.4410
https://www.phrc.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Vocational Rehabilitation
Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)
https://www.dli.pa.gov/Individuals/Disability-Services/ovr/Pages/default.aspx

More Employment Resources

Health Insurance

Pennsylvania Health Insurance Marketplace (a.k.a Exchange)
800.318.2596
www.healthcare.gov/

Pennsylvania Department of Insurance
877-881-6388
www.insurance.pa.gov

COBRA
U.S. Department of Labor
Employee Benefits Security Administration
866.444.3272
www.dol.gov/ebsa

COBRA-Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Department of Insurance
877-881-6388
www.insurance.pa.gov

State Children's Health Insurance Program
Pennsylvania CHIP
www.chipcoverspakids.com/

Find Health & Dental Coverage For Your Family
InsureKids.gov
https://www.insurekidsnow.gov/coverage/pa/index.html

More Health Insurance Resources

Medicare

Medicare
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
800.MEDICARE (633.4227)
www.medicare.gov

Medicare & You

Medicare Assistance
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
Health Insurance Counseling Program (APPRISE)
800.783.7067
http://www.aging.pa.gov/aging-services/insurance/Pages/default.aspx

More Health Insurance Resources

Unemployment Resources

Unemployment Agency
Department of Labor & Industry – Pennsylvania Unemployment Benefits
888.313.7284
www.uc.pa.gov/

Agency: Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry

Information available at www.uc.pa.gov/. File online https://www.paclaims.pa.gov/uccc/PreWelcome.asp or by phone https://www.uc.pa.gov/unemployment-benefits/handbook/Pages/Contact-Information.aspx. The maximum weekly benefit amount available is $572 for an individual and up to $580 for an individual with dependents. Benefits can be claimed for a maximum of 26 weeks. Payments are made biweekly. Payments are available via debit card or direct deposit. To maintain eligibility while claiming benefits, each week, most claimants must: a) register with Pennsylvania Career Link and b) apply for two jobs and c) conduct one job search activity. Frequently asked questions are answered here: https://www.uc.pa.gov/faq/Pages/default.aspx. Helpful how-to videos and a chat feature are available here: https://www.uc.pa.gov/faq/claimant/Pages/default.aspx. A comprehensive guidebook is available here: https://www.uc.pa.gov/unemployment-benefits/handbook/Pages/default.aspx. Pamphlets are available here: https://www.uc.pa.gov/forms/Pages/UC-Pamphlets.aspx. There are several options for reaching customer service, but the recommended method is email. See: https://www.uc.pa.gov/Pages/Contact-Us-UC-Benefits-Info.aspx.

Updates related to Pennsylvania unemployment benefits and Covid-19: https://www.uc.pa.gov/Pages/covid19.aspx and https://www.uc.pa.gov/COVID-19/Pages/default.aspx and https://www.uc.pa.gov/COVID-19/Pages/UC-COVID19-FAQs.aspx.

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.

This state does not mandate insurers or HMOs doing business in state to cover routine patient costs associated with clinical trials.