Social Services

The General Assistance program in Maine is administered by each municipality for the immediate aid of persons who are unable to provide basic necessities essential to maintain themselves or their families.  Basic necessities include food, shelter,electricity, and heating fuel.  General Assistance is a cure of last resort and the law requires applicants to apply for other services that may be available before applying for this program. Applicants have the burden of proving that they are eligible for General Assistance.  

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