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MaineCare Section 17: What's Really Going On?

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 has changed about Section 17? There was a lot of incorrect information in the news when these changes were first announced in March 201 more...

My Maine Connection: Online Benefits Application Tool

Maine DHHS is offering this online tool My Maine Connection as another way to apply for benefits.  You may still apply in person, if you prefer, or over the phone (in programs that allow phone applications).  But this is now the most streamlined way to apply.  "Sign up" You can apply online for: TANF Food Supplements MaineCare, and more...

Paying for Nursing Home Care

A summary of how MaineCare can help pay for nursing home care.  more...

Preparing for a DHHS Appeal Hearing

Maine DHHS explains what to expect if you appeal a decision they make about your benefits. You have the right to a "fair hearing."  This information will tell you how that works. more...

What Happens To My Benefits If I Get a Bunch of Money?

Even people with very little income may occasionally receive unexpected windfalls.  Here is a summary of how each of these programs treats one-time "lump sum income:" TANF, MaineCare, Food Supplements, SSI. more...

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