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Health & Public Benefits
How to Handle Social Security Overpayments
If the Social Security Administration (SSA) finds that you have gotten too much money in your Social Security benefit, they will send you a Notice of Overpayment. Social Security overpayments can happen for many reasons. Sometimes it is because you didn’t report something that could affect your eligibility, like how much you worked despite your… More
General Assistance in Maine
General assistance (called GA after this) is a program run by every town to help people who don't have enough money to pay their necessary expenses. You may be eligible if your basic living costs are more than the money you have or can earn.
About Maine's Food Supplement Program (formerly Food Stamps)
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.
Maine Food Supplement Estimators
Use our food supplement estimators to figure out if you may be eligible and for how much.
Emergency Assistance (EA) is a program run by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). EA helps children and their families with some emergencies. The program does not cover all emergencies. You have to have children in your home, but you do not have to be on TANF, to get EA. If you qualify, EA will pay certain basic needs. For… More
Using Your EBT Card to Get Food Supplements and TANF
Where can I use my card? Stores post signs with the "Quest" card logo. In the lower left hand corner, these signs will display a simple "food supplements" logo, a dollar sign ($), or both. This indicates whether that store will let you use your card as payment for food (from your food supplements accou
Are You Leaving Money on the Table? A Guide to Maine Tax Credits and Benefits
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!
Last Updated 8/27/2021 Is PTLA open? Can I still get help? To protect our clients and staff, all PTLA offices are closed to the public. If you have a current case, please reach out to our staff by e-mail or phone.
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