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.
You can apply online for:
After submitting your application, a DHHS caseworker will call you to to review your eligibility. You may need to submit more verifying information at that time.
The site also includes a screening tool for the 4 programs listed above, plus WIC, and the Earned Income Tax Credit. You can use this "pre-screener" to find out if you may qualify for benefits. Any information you enter on the screening tool is anonymous; DHHS does not save or track it.
Some people can use this online tool to do their benefits recertification, as well. You will get a notice in the mail form DHHS if when this option is available to you.
Go to My Maine Connection now.
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