Food Supplement rules limiting eligibility for some 18 - 50 year olds. Learn more to see if the rule applies to you.
Health & Public Benefits
Some low income people are eligible for Mainecare. Most other people with low incomes can get help paying for health insurance. The IRS gives instant tax credits to help with the cost.
There are many places to get help finding health insurance:
It is not easy to balance a household budget when you have a low income. But you can supplement your income by claiming all of the benefits and supports you have the right to claim. Here is a checklist. Make sure you are not leaving money on the table!
Section 17: What’s Really Going On? What do I need to know?
Are you worried you might lose Section 17 services because of the recent changes? Have you gotten a notice that you are no longer eligible for Section 17 services? This guide answers some common questions and explains the changes to Section 17 eligibility.
What to do if you get a notice of overpayment from DHHS.
Two Laws Protect People with Disabilities
Two laws in Maine protect people with disabilities. Both laws make it illegal for government agencies to discriminate against people with disabilities. Government agencies must also take steps to make it easier for people with disabilities to use and enjoy public services and benefits. The first law is the ADA, which applies all over the United States. The second is the Maine Human Rights Act.
Learn the basics and what steps to take.
Have you gotten a Notice of Overpayment of your SSI because you had too much money in your bank account?
Learn about how the Food Supplement Program works in Maine, where to apply, who is eligible, and how to calculate the amount of benefits you could be eligible for.