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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!
This classroom lays out your options for many different student loan debt situations. Is this classroom for you? You may use this classroom if:
This is a tax credit for people who modify their home to make it more accessible for a household member with a disability.
The world of student loans is becoming more complicated. So here is a brief overview of the basic lingo of student loans and repayment options.
Tax credits for people with low incomes who own their own homes or pay rent.
Use this worksheet to see if you qualify for the Veteran's Property Tax Exemption. 1. Are you a Maine Resident? Yes. Go to Question 2. No. You cannot take this exemption.
In Maine, if you cannot pay your tax bill for the property you live on, there is something you can do. Your city or town can decide that you don't have to pay some or all of it. This is called a "poverty tax abatement."
The Maine Homestead Exemption may lower your property tax bill. It makes it so the town won't count $20,000 of value of your home for property tax purposes.