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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 MaineCar more...

Transitional Transportation Benefits: When You Leave TANF to Work

The Transitional Transportation Program helps working parents pay for transportation for 12 months after they can no longer get TANF because of earnings from a job. If you get PaS benefits, instead of TANF, the same rules apply to you. more...

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...

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...

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...

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