General Information

What are benefits?

The State of Maine has programs and services that help individuals and families pay for food, health care, and other necessities. There are certain requirements that you must meet in order to receive these services.

How do I get benefits?

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is the department of Maine’s government that oversees benefits, and it has offices all over the state. See below for more information about DHHS offices in Portland and Lewiston. Click here to find a DHHS office somewhere else in Maine.



Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

About: The Maine Department of Health and Human Services provides health care and social service support to children, families, the elderly, the disabled, people with mental illness or substance use issues, and the poor.


151 Jetport Boulevard, South Portland, ME (See a map)

200 Main Street, Lewiston, ME (See a map)


General Information: (207) 822-2000 or (800) 482-7520

Disability Services: (207) 822-2225

ASPIRE Program (job training): (207) 822-2034

Child and Family Services: (207) 822-2231

Eligibility for Food Stamps (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and MaineCare: (207) 822-2071

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services: (207) 822-2173

For more informationvisit the website for the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.