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Maine laws providing special legal rights for service members and veterans

Maine Laws Supporting Military Servicemembers, Veterans and their Families

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?  Many people with connections to the U.S. Military are unaware of current laws that are meant to help them cope with the sacrifices of military service.  On this page you will find links to Plain English versions of selected Maine laws. Glance through the list more...

Goodwill Veteran’s Fund

Goodwill is launching a new fund designed to fill the gap and aid veterans in ways that other programs have not or could not. In this program, veterans and the families of fallen veterans can apply for one time financial support to help with unforeseen expenses or with expenses that promise to improve quality of life, such as education or part of a starting fund for a small business. more...

How to Apply for Veterans Compensation or Pension

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. If you learn better by more...

Military Training Qualifying for a Professional License

As of January 1, 2014, the Maine Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation will accept military training when reviewing an application for a professional license.  This means that retired or active members of the armed forces can use their military training as qualification for a professional license, rather than having to complete a civilian training program to qualify.  Active service members can also use their ongoing training in the military to qualify for the ongoing t more...

Operation New Home

Provides low fixed rate mortgages to help veterans and active duty military buy homes. You may be eligible – even if you are not a first-time homebuyer. Mortgage options are available with no point, low points, and little or no down payment. more...

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