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|Maine State System - DHHS - Office of Integrated Access and Support (OIAS)|
The people served are:
OIAS programs and services include:
OIAS determines consumers' financial eligibility for MaineCare, Maine's Medicaid program. MaineCare reimburses providers for medical, health and dental care and some behavioral services delivered to consumers. After OIAS determines that consumers are eligible for MaineCare, the Office of MaineCare Services (OMS) then provides continuing support to consumers who receive MaineCare health and dental care benefits. MaineCare benefits that support behavioral, developmental, and substance abuse services are coordinated by the Department of Health and Human Services.
TANF is temporary financial help for children and their parents while the family works toward becoming self-supporting.
The Food Stamp Program provides food stamps that help low-income households buy the food they need for good nutrition.
ASPIRE has two programs ASPIRE/TANF and ASPIRE/JET. ASPIRE/TANF is a program that helps TANF recipients find employment that will pay enough to make it possible for them to support themselves financially.
ASPIRE/JET is a program that helps Food Stamp recipients find employment.
General Assistance, a program administered through towns and cities, funds basic necessities for individuals who are without means to pay for such services. Contact your town to find out about these benefits.
Emergency Assistance provides benefits to families with children in some situations when the family is threatened by destitution or homelessness due to an emergency situation. These situations include fire, other natural disasters, termination of utility service, evictions, or lack of adequate shelter.
When applying for programs and services within OIAS, be sure to call in advance to ask about the types of documentation that are acceptable for the application process. You may need to have documents that:
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