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Veteran Resources


Supporting our veterans

Our veterans give years of service to our state and our country.  Oftentimes, when they return home from that service, they have a hard time finding the support they need.


Maine has resources available to help our veterans with their most pressing needs – finding work, securing healthcare, and financial assistance to help them get back on their feet.

State of Maine

COVID-19 response

Governor Janet Mills and the State Legislature passed two emergency bills to support workers and small businesses impacted by COVID-19 and to ensure the state government has the tools to help every Mainer in the face of a global pandemic.  


What resources are there for me if I lost my job?

  • The state government is establishing a consumer loan guarantee program to provide no-interest loans for Maine workers who have lost their job or seen a drop in pay as a result of COVID-19

  • And temporarily expanding eligibility for unemployment benefits for workers impacted by COVID-19

What resources are there for my kids home from school?

  • The state government is Increasing the Department of Education’s ability to waive certain school-day requirements and to continue school lunch programs for all eligible children


What is being done to contain the coronavirus in Maine?

  • The legislature authorized Governor Mills to determine and direct the manner of the June 2020 primary, if necessary

  • The state government is delaying the effective date of the single-use plastic bag ban to January 15, 2021.

  • The legislature authorized Governor Mills to adjust state, county and municipal government deadlines and to permit all public entities to meet by remote participation

  • The state government is expanding the ability of Maine Emergency Medical Services’ Board and staff to take actions more promptly

What actions will help me if I can't pay my bills?

  • The legislature authorized Governor Mills to prohibit utilities from terminating residential electric and water service

State of Maine Veteran Resources

The Maine Bureau of Veterans' Services's website is a comprehensive trove of both state and federal resources that are available for veterans and their family members. 

What resources are there for me if I need help finding work?

  • The Maine Department of Labor has a veteran Career Center, where a representative can help you with your job search, resume writing, and interview skills, and help you translate your military skills to a good, steady-paying job/

  • Click here to visit Maine's Veteran Services Career Center.

Where can I find counseling or peer support groups?

  • Maine has several Vet Centers across the state. These community-based counseling centers provide both social and psychological services to both veterans and their families.

Where do I go if I need financial assistance?

  • The American Red Cross offers financial services for veterans through their Hero Care Center. The assistance can be used for emergency travel, the burial of a loved one, emergency food and shelter, and more. Click here to learn more about the program. 

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