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We help connect Maine families to benefits and services that foster health, safety, resilience, and opportunity and help them to meet a wide variety of needs. Our office is comprised of three divisions: Eligibility Services, Child Support Services and Disability Determination Services.

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Temporary Changes to Benefits

In response to COVID-19, the Office for Family Independence has made a number of temporary changes to safety net programs including Food Supplement, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), General Assistance, and MaineCare.

For the month of June, all Food Supplement households will receive the maximum benefit allowed for their household size. Regular Food Supplement benefits will be issued from the 10th through the 14th of the month, as they normally are. 

Read our summary of these changes (PDF) (this can also be read in Arabic (PDF)French (PDF)Khmer (PDF)Lingala (PDF)Portuguese (PDF)Somali (PDF), and Spanish (PDF)).