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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. 

Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) for families with children eligible for free or reduced lunch at school will be available on EBT cards on June 5 for those who receive TANF or SNAP, and on a new P-EBT card mid-June for those who do not receive TANF or SNAP and have requested the P-EBT benefit by phone at 1 (855) 797-4357.

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

District Offices

OFI District Offices are accepting drop-offs of paperwork only and are open to the public from 9am to 11am and 1pm to 3pm to protect health and safety during the coronavirus outbreak. There is a possibility that OFI offices could close to the public on short notice.