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Unemployed Worker Benefits

This information tells you about some of the benefits you may be able to get if you lose your job. It includes only benefits which are administered by the Maine Department of Labor.
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Maine National Guard Education Assistance Program

Maine National Guard members may be eligible for full tuition at a state college or university. Learn about the requirements here.
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How to prepare for an Unemployment Compensation Hearing or Appeal

Learn how to prepare for hearings and appeals if you have been denied unemployment. What are the rules and what evidence is important to present to a hearing officer? 
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Military Training Qualifying for a Professional License

Are you a veteran considering applying for a Maine Professional license?  Your military training may help! The Maine Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation will consider military training when reviewing applications.  This means you may not have to complete certain required training programs. 
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Benefits for Veterans and Their Families in State & Local Government Jobs

If You or Your Spouse Have Been in the Armed Services You May Get Special Benefits When Applying for a State Job Maine gives benefits to some former members of the armed services and their spouses. You can get these if you are a veteran, or if your spouse was a veteran and has passed away.
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Tuition Benefits for the Families of Maine Veterans

Families of certain military veterans can attend a state-supported Maine college or vocational school tuition-free. This does not apply, however, to all veterans' families.
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Worker Classification: Employee vs. Independent Contractor

What is worker classification? Why does it matter how I'm classified? How can I tell which way I've been classified? I think I should be classified as an employee but how do I know?
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Do I Have to Repay Unemployment Benefits if I’m Overpaid?

Some workers have to pay back unemployment benefits. If you are paid benefits, but then lose benefits when your employer appeals, you can be asked to repay the benefits you got earlier. Also, if you are overpaid because of some other mistake or you or the Department of Labor made, you may have to repay those benefits.
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Ley de Compensación al Trabajador en el Estado de Maine

Con muy pocas excepciones, todo trabajador en el Estado de Maine que experimenta o agrava una lesión, enfermedad, o una condición médica como resultado de las actividades de su empleo puede recibir compensaciones o beneficios según la Ley de Compensación al Trabajador. Más información sobre esta compensación aquí.
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If You Lose Your Job

This is a very general outline of your rights as a worker in Maine. It covers basic questions you might have after losing your job. We also explain how the unemployment benefit system works. You may be unemployed because you were laid off or fired, or you quit. The facts of your particular situation will affect your rights under the law.

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