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

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

Welcome to PTLA’s Student Loan Project! We provide free legal services to student loan borrowers. We help people with:
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COVID-19 Stimulus Checks & Public Benefits Eligibility in Maine

Posted and up-to-date on 4/29/2020 Introduction Many people who will get a stimulus check under the CARES Act may also receive public benefits. You may be worried about whether getting a stimulus check will change your eligibility for public benefits.
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Maine Public Benefits & COVID-19 FAQ

Posted and up-to-date on 12/15/2020 I need MaineCare, TANF, and/or SNAP (food stamps), where do I go to apply? These services are run through the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
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Student Loans & COVID-19 FAQ

Posted and up-to-date on 8/26/2022
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Rights of Maine Renters: Mobile Home Parks

Who is protected by the mobile home park laws? This section applies to you if you own your mobile home and rent a lot in a mobile home park. Also, these "Rights of Maine Renters" articles apply to you:
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Food Supplement Overpayments: Do I have to repay?

What to do if you get a notice of overpayment from DHHS.
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Food Supplements and the 3 Month Time Limit: Can I Still Get Help?

Food Supplement rules limiting eligibility for some 18 - 50 year olds. Learn more to see if the rule applies to you.
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Repaying Federal Student Loans

Federal student loans can be intimidating and confusing. In this article we will explain types of federal student loans, repayment plans and situations, and loan discharge and forgiveness programs.
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My Maine Connection: Online Benefits Application Tool

Maine DHHS is offering this online tool My Maine Connection as another way to apply for benefits.  You may still apply in person, if you prefer, or over the phone (in programs that allow phone applications).  But this is now the most streamlined way to apply.