The purpose of this guide is to provide information about the services that are most critical to people who are new to needing services. This page has links to what we feel are the most initially important services. Each section also has a link to a longer list of services – Go to our Resource Guides Content page.
Find out what you might be eligible for. These two sites have online questionnaires and will return a list of services that you might be eligible for.
MaineCare is a health care program for people who
cannot otherwise afford quality health care.
Medicare is a Health Insurance Program for people 65
years of age and older, some disabled people under 65 years of age, and
people with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure treated
with dialysis or a transplant).
Note: Medicare eligibility begins 24 months after you first receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).
SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
Benefits Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST)
Find your Social Security Office:
Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS - formerly the Maine State Retirement System)
Includes Maine State Disability for State employees, public
school teachers (including school administrators and other
licensed/certified staff), employees of municipalities and other public
entities called participating local districts (PLDs), legislators, and
Food Stamp Information:
Food Stamps, Where to apply:
Demand Response Buses
Maine Community Action Agency Programs (CAPs)
oversee Maine's fuel assistance programs. (They also provide a variety
of other services for income eligable persons.)
Housing in Maine is a patchwork affair. We don't have a
one–stop resource. Please check our complete listing for
resources in your area.
Development of this resource funded, in part, by MeHAF (Maine Health Access Foundation) http://www.mehaf.org/