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Falling behind on student loan debt? Here's what you need to know

This classroom lays out your options for many different student loan debt situations. Is this classroom for you? You may use this classroom if:

Student Loans & COVID-19 FAQ

Posted and up-to-date on 12/15/2020 Introduction On March 27th, emergency legislation called the CARES Act was signed into law in response to the COVID-19 public health crisis.The law includes some relief for borrowers with federal student loans that are held by the federal government.

Repaying Federal Student Loans

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.

How to prepare for an Unemployment Compensation Hearing or Appeal

Learn how to prepare for hearings and appeals if you have been denied unemployment. What are the rules and what evidence is important to present to a hearing officer? 

Do You Get Paid By Payroll Card? Know your rights under Maine and federal law

Many Maine employers are using payroll cards instead of paper checks or direct deposit to pay wages.  This is a growing trend around the country. Payroll cards may be good for some employees, but there are risks and hidden costs involved.  Here’s what you need to know.

Fair Employment for Immigrants

Are you being treated fairly on the job - and when looking for a job? Were you treated differently because of:

Worker Classification: Employee vs. Independent Contractor

What is worker classification? Why does it matter how I'm classified? How can I tell which way I've been classified? I think I should be classified as an employee but how do I know?

Do I Have to Repay Unemployment Benefits if I’m Overpaid?

Some workers have to pay back unemployment benefits. If you are paid benefits, but then lose benefits when your employer appeals, you can be asked to repay the benefits you got earlier. Also, if you are overpaid because of some other mistake or you or the Department of Labor made, you may have to repay those benefits.

Unemployed Worker Benefits

This information tells you about some of the benefits you may be able to get if you lose your job. It includes only benefits which are administered by the Maine Department of Labor.

COVID-19

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.