Many families qualify for some level of free or low-cost MaineCare, even if they make up to than $50,397 per year for a household of four! Unfortunately, some people can’t get MaineCare even if they have zero income. You may qualify for MaineCare if you are a parent or child, young adult, are elderly or disabled or fit into the new expansion category! Don’t fit in one of those categories? Call our HelpLine (1-800-965-7476) or check out our Guide to Maine Health Care for more information on your options.
Can people who were denied in the past get MaineCare now?
To register to vote in Maine, you must be a United States citizen, at least 16 years of age to pre-register to vote and have established a fixed principal home in Maine.
To vote in a Referendum or General Election, you must be registered in the community where you reside, and be at least 18 years of age. A 17 year old may vote in a Primary Election, if that person will be 18 by the General Election.
You can register to vote by filling out a voter registration card at your town office or city hall, through any Motor Vehicle branch office, in most state & federal social service agencies, or at voter registration drives. You can also download and print a Maine voter registration application here. Please note that both sides of the card will print on one page.
If you cannot print the voter registration application, contact your town clerk to have a voter registration card mailed to you. A printed version of the voter registration card, with your original signature, must be kept on file by your town clerk, so the card cannot be transmitted electronically.
There is no cut-off date for registering to vote in person at your town office or city hall. If you want to register to vote by mail or through a voter registration drive, the cut-off date is the close of business on the 21st day before the election.
The online application process is unable to determine if a dog being registered is a service dog or not. To that end, the registration fee will be assessed for each dog registered online. If you do have a service dog, and want to register it online, you may do so but you will need to contact your town office so that they can verify the dog's service status and issue a refund for the registration fees assessed online. Please note, first-time service dog registrants will also need to contact the town office to obtain a service dog request form.
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don't feel unwell.
Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who get COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness.
People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.
Where can I find more information about all the cases in the US?
The dollar amount you are qualified to receive each week is called your weekly benefit amount (WBA). It is based on your earnings during a set period prior to losing your job. The figure is calculated by dividing the average of your wages in the two highest quarters of your base period by 22. The maximum WBA is adjusted annually.
The maximum amount of benefits you can receive as well as the length of time that you may receive benefits in Maine depends on your individual earnings, but is limited to a maximum of 26 weeks of regular unemployment benefits. Not all individuals qualify for all 26 weeks. Not all weeks need to be used consecutively, but must be used within the benefit year.
A benefit year is a period of 52 consecutive weeks; it begins with the week in which you file your initial application for benefits. Because a benefit year must be created for each claimant, the term is commonly used as shorthand for a person's unemployment "account." So, the term is used both to define the period during which you may be eligible to receive benefits and to describe the record you have established with the unemployment bureau to receive benefits..
What Kind of Employment is Not Covered for Unemployment Insurance in Maine?
Almost all employers in the state are covered by the Maine unemployment compensation law; however, certain types of employment are not (for example, some non-profit entities or some agricultural employers). If a question arises during your initial claim as to whether your former employer was covered by unemployment law, the Unemployment Insurance (UI) office will research the issue for you and make a determination as to whether you are eligible to receive benefits.
Who can use the service to buy a fishing license online?
Any Resident, Non-Resident or Canadian Sportsperson looking to hunt or fish in the State of Maine can use this online service provided that the person is not a convicted felon and has a previous hunter safety license or hunting license number. This online service is not available for individuals that need to obtain a Complimentary license, Lifetime license, Military license or those from countries other than the United States or Canada.
What information is required to get a fishing license online?