Student Loan Project
Welcome to PTLA’s Student Loan Project! We provide free legal services to student loan borrowers. We help people with:
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.
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.
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:
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?
Border Crossing Rights Under the Jay Treaty
Border crossing rights between the United States and Canada for Aboriginal People
Family Medical Leave in Maine
Two medical leave laws apply to Maine workers: 1) Federal Law; 2) State Law. We will explain the basics of each one here.