If You or Your Spouse Have Been in the Armed Services You May Get Special Benefits When Applying for a State Job
Maine gives benefits to some former members of the armed services and their spouses. You can get these if you are a veteran, or if your spouse was a veteran and has passed away.
Maine law protects you when you are in the National Guard or the Reserves of the United States Armed Forces and receive orders. When these orders require you to take leave from your job you are provided certain rights. These rights include:
Maine has a protection from abuse (PFA) law for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking, and stalking. For background, see our article: Protection from Abuse – How the law works in Maine.
Your rights as a parent do not stop when you are in the military and called to active duty. There are many things to consider and plan for, especially if you are separated from your child’s other parent. This is a summary of some of the relevant Maine laws that may help you understand your rights.
What does the electronic benefits system mean for me?
Starting on May 1, 2013 all Social Security and VA benefits recipients will get their benefits electronically. Paper checks will no longer be available. You will have two options for receiving payments: