Maine Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) FAQ
Introduction The Maine Homeowner Assistance Fund (“Maine HAF”) is a program meant to help homeowners who have experienced a financial hardship connected to COVID-19 and are at risk of losing their homes. This is a grant based program, homeowners will not have to pay this money back.
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 a brief summary of who may be eligible, and how to find help and more information.
Rights of Maine Renters: Unsafe or Unfit Housing
Maine law gives tenants an "implied warranty of habitability." This means that your landlord must promise that your home is safe and fit to live in.
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.
Do you owe $500 or more to your electric company?
If you're more than $500 in debt on your electric bill, this program may be able to help you. You pay just your current monthly electric bill, each month and on time. For each month that you pay your current bill, your electric utility company will wipe out 1/12 of what you owe them on your back bill. Learn about how to enroll!
Servicemembers and Veterans of any State Get Reduced Tution in Maine
In-state tuition rates for all servicemembers and veterans.
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.
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:
Can I Get Rid of a Lien on my Car or Truck?
Introduction Sometimes a creditor who successfully sues you on a debt will place a lien on your vehicle to "secure the judgment." They do this by filing a document with the Maine Secretary of State's office where vehicle registrations are recorded.