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Will Getting A Big Tax Refund Make Me Lose My Benefits?

This year, you won’t have to worry about losing your benefits if you get a big tax refund. Starting in 2011, any tax refunds you get will not affect most public benefits, or how much you get! Under the law passed in December 2010: Any Federal Tax Refund (including the Earned Income Tax and Child Tax Credit) WILL NOT count as income in determining: Eligibility or the Amount of Benefit you m more...

Heating Assistance News

LIHEAP funding continues to be lower than in previous years. This will mean that more households will be turning to local heating assistance programs after their LIHEAP money runs out.  Here is a summary of the programs we know about - followed by information about how to access local programs.   NOTE: The Joe-4-Oil heating program for t more...

Help with Winter Utility and Fuel Bills

A summary of the help resources available and how to contact them. more...

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Helps low-income Mainers pay for their winter fuel costs. Apply through your your county Community Action Program.  more...