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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. 
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:
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.
قائمة مرجعية بالخصوم الضريبية والإعانات في ولاية مين
Lista de Créditos y Beneficios para los Impuestos de Maine Français English
Liste des crédits d’impôts et de prestations du Maine. English Español
Two laws in Maine protect people with disabilities. Both laws make it illegal for government agencies to discriminate against people with disabilities. Government agencies must also take steps to make it easier for people with disabilities to use and enjoy public services and benefits. The first law is the ADA, which applies all over the United...
Can you explain the MaineCare Deductible? Do I actually have to spend all that money before MaineCare can help me? Will Medicaid pay the deductible once I meet it?