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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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CARES Act "Stimulus Check" FAQ

Published and up-to-date as of 12/15/2020   Please note: this article is about the first stimulus payments under the CARES Act.
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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 4/6/2022
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Social Security and COVID-19 FAQ

Up-to-date as of 12/15/2020 Is the Social Security Administration Open? Yes, but there have been changes because of COVID-19.

Podcast: National Origin Discrimination in Housing is Illegal

Podcast - Federal and State Fair Housing laws prohibit discrimination against people who are from countries, other than the U.S, when selling, renting, financing, or other housing related transactions.

Am I eligible for TANF?

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is a program for low income families with children. It provides cash benefits each month, and may also help you pay high housing costs. TANF is funded by the federal government, but each state sets up a program with rules specific to that state. This article only applies to TANF in Maine. We have put… More
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How to Handle Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Overpayments

SSI benefits are the benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) that come on the 1st of the month. If SSA finds that you have gotten too much money in your SSI benefit, they will send you a Notice of Overpayment.
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Healthcare Resources for Maine Children Who Have Experienced Violence

How does domestic violence affect children? Violence and trauma can have long-lasting effects on children who witness or experience violent events.