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Understanding ASPIRE-TANF: What are your rights?

Maine Equal Justice Partners explain how the program works, how to advocate for yourself, and where to get help when you need it. more...

Alternative Aid for Families

This is an alternative source of financial help for families who need temporary support, rather than longer term TANF benefits. more...

How Much Child Support Should I Get from DHHS? Information for TANF Families

Why can DHHS keep some of my child support? Whenever you get TANF, you give the State of Maine a temporary claim to your child support. The State keeps some of the child support it collects, and sends some of it to you. The amount that you get depends on your other income, including TANF, and the amount your child's other parent pays each month. The money the State keeps is used to help pay for the TANF program. While you are gett 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...

Parents as Scholars (PaS) Program

Find out how you - as a low-income parent - can get support for earning a college degree. more...

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