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Food Supplement rules limiting eligibility for some 18 - 50 year olds. Learn more to see if the rule applies to you.
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:
Use our food supplement estimators to figure out if you may be eligible and for how much.
It is not easy to balance a household budget when you have a low income. But you can supplement your income by claiming all of the benefits and supports you have the right to claim. Here is a checklist. Make sure you are not leaving money on the table!
What to do if you get a notice of overpayment from DHHS.
Lista de Créditos y Beneficios para los Impuestos de Maine FrançaisEnglish
Liste des crédits d’impôts et de prestations du Maine. EnglishEspañol
Learn about how the Food Supplement Program works in Maine, where to apply, who is eligible, and how to calculate the amount of benefits you could be eligible for.

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