Starting on Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 OFI Eligibility Specialists that would normally staff the statewide call queue will be dedicated to case processing to allow them to process the large number of applications, renewals, and changes we have recently received. This will continue every Wednesday thereafter until further notice.
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.
Temporary Changes to Benefits
In response to COVID-19 and H.R. 8339, 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.
In the month of January, all Food Supplement households will receive the maximum benefit allowed for their household size. The maximum benefit will be increased by 15% as allowed by H.R. 133. The supplement will be available January 12th. Regular Food Supplement benefits will be issued from the 10th through the 14th of the month, as they normally are.
Read our Summary of Changes (PDF) last updated January 7, 2021.
Register to vote
Voting is the right and responsibility of all citizens in Maine. Mainers have the opportunity to determine who will be elected to a number of important positions including State Legislature, U.S. Congress, U.S. Senate, and the Presidency. Mainers can register to vote in-person before or on Election Day. Learn more about registering to vote