Governor Mills Announces First Round of $450. Energy Relief Payments in the Mail Today


Governor Janet T. Mills (D) at the Recent Grand Opening of the New MaineLaw Building, 300 Fore Street in Portland. (Please Visit Post Herein Dated January 12, 2023 for More Information.)

This morning Governor Janet T. Mills (D), the first woman govern of Maine, announced that the first round of $450. Winter Energy Relief Payments are being mailed to eligible Maine taxpayers today.  The $450. Winter Relief Payments are part of Governor Mills’ Energency Energy Relief Plan to help keep Maine people warm, safe and secure this winter amid near record high energy costs.

Maine Revenue Service is mailing the first 5,000 relief checks today via the US Postal Service.  The payments are expected to arrive in mailboxes later this week.  Maine Revenue Services will issue an estimated 200,000 checks per week beginning next week, with the vast majority of qualifying Maine people expected to receive their payment by the end of Mdarch.

“Huigh energy prices have made staying warm more difficult for Maine families this winter. That’s why I proposed – and was pleased to sign – an emergency relief measure that quickly puts money back into the hands of Maine people,” said Governor Mkills.  “Beginning next week, Maine people will start to receive their $450. relief payments to help ease the burden of increased energy costs.  I thank the Legislature for approving this emergency measure and look forward to working with lawmakers to implement policies that will bring down energy costs and improve energy efficiency in the long-term.”

There is nothing that an individual needs to do to claim their $450. payment.  For more information and to answer questions, please visit: