Veterans
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Combat-Injured Veterans Tax Fairness Act

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.

Military Training Qualifying for a Professional License

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. 

Maine’s Service Members’ Civil Relief Act

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:

Benefits for Veterans and Their Families in State & Local Government Jobs

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.

What Happens to Your Job If You Get Called to Active Duty or Required Military Training?

Maine Law 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:

What Happens to Your Professional or Occupational Licenses When You Get Called to Active Duty?

Maine law gives certain protections if you are in the National Guard or the U.S. Armed Forces Reserve.  These rules apply when you are called to active duty for more than 30 days. If you have a:

Military Retirement Pay and the Collection of Child and Spousal Support

Federal and State Law Federal and state law allow money from military retirement pay to be withheld to meet most child support and spousal support (alimony) obligations.

Protection from Abuse Actions in Maine: Special Considerations When the Defendant is in the Military

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.

Parents on Active Duty: Legal Considerations

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.