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Are you being deployed?   Or looking for spousal support from a retired service member?  Or you may be the child of a disabled veteran in need of financial aid? 
Introduction The Combat-Injured Veterans Tax Fairness Act of 2016 is a law that may allow many combat-injured veterans to claim a refund or credit from the IRS. This article is brief summary of who may be eligible, and how to find help and more information.
Maine National Guard members may be eligible for full tuition at a state college or university. Learn about the requirements here.
Current information for Maine Veterans about events around the state, changes in Togus open hours, and more.
In-state tuition rates for all servicemembers and veterans.
Goodwill is launching a new fund designed to fill the gap and aid veterans in ways that other programs have not or could not.
There are many good online resources to help you file a VA benefits claim. We recommend, as one good resource, How to File a VA Claim for Disability Compensation at StatesideLegal.org.
Are you a veteran considering applying for a Maine Professional license?  Your military training may help! The Maine Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation will consider military training when reviewing applications.  This means you may not have to complete certain required training programs. 
There are two laws the protect service members who will have a hard time participating in a court or administrative proceeding because of their military duties. They are:
According to Penobscot Tribal Elder Charles N. Shay, Maine is the first state in the country to recognize June 21st as Native American Veterans Day. There are currently 831 Native American Veterans living in Maine. In honor of Native American Veterans Day, here are some resources that we hope you find helpful.

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