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Portland Maine Landlord Tenant Rules - December 2020

Important Resources to Prevent Eviction Getting evicted? Worried you might be soon?
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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.
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Rights of Maine Renters: Discrimination

Landlords may not discriminate against you because of your: race, color, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental impairment, religion, ancestry or national origin, getting welfare, being a single parent, being pregnant or having children. This means that a landlord cannot refuse to rent to you, charge you extra, or evict you for any of these… More
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Entimidasyon seksyèl nan kontèks lojman (Haitian Creole - Sexual Harassment in Rental Housing)

Entimidasyon seksyèl nan kontèks lojman- Fair Housing and Sexual Harassment Handout in Haitian Creole. Click the .pdf below to view or print this document.
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Maine National Guard Education Assistance Program

Maine National Guard members may be eligible for full tuition at a state college or university. Learn about the requirements here.
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Servicemembers and Veterans of any State Get Reduced Tution in Maine

In-state tuition rates for all servicemembers and veterans.
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Can I Get an Assistance Animal if I am a Renter?

Who is covered by the “assistance animal” law? The law applies to people with disabilities. Under this law, you have a disability if:
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How to Apply for Veterans Compensation or Pension

There are many good online resources to help you file a VA benefits claim. We recommend, as one good resource, How to File a VA Claim for Disability Compensation at StatesideLegal.org.
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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. 
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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: