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Application Info for General Assistance

Applications reviewed on:

  • Tuesdays 9 am to 11 am
  • Thursdays 10 am to noon
Resource List for General Assistance Applicants click here

In order to receive GA, people must follow program rules and meet the eligibility conditions.  Without complete information about your income and expenses, the administrator cannot determine if you are eligible for assistance.

What to bring with you when you apply:

  • Completed Town GA Application
  • Your most recent bills and/or other proof of expenses including:  rent/mortgage (eviction notice if applying for help with rent), CMP Disconnect notice (if applying for help with power bill), heating fuel, medical expenses; etc
  • Any verification and proof regarding your household income.  This includes everyone who is living at the residence where the GA assistance is being requested.
  • A doctor's statement if you are ill, disabled, or not able to work
  • You can be found not eligible due to lack of information provided and it will be your responsibility to fulfill any requests for information that the administrator needs to completely determine your eligibility within the program.

How to qualify:

To be granted GA, your household income must fall below the OVERALL MAXIMUM LEVEL OF ASSISTANCE for your household size.  Also, your income must be less than what you need to pay for the basic necessities of food, shelter, heating, electricity, and personal supplies.

SPEND YOUR MONEY ONLY ON BASIC NECESSITIES AND KEEP YOUR RECEIPTS.  Remember, ever time you re-apply, you will have to show that you are doing everything you have been asked to do to reduce your need for assistance.

If you have been working, but quit your job without a good reason or get fired from your job for misconduct, you are automatically disqualified for 120 days from the date of separation from employment.

If you need GA, make sure your request is for help with CURRENT BILLS.  GA does not usually pay for back bills.  If you receive a disconnect or eviction do not wait til the last day to apply for GA.  It is also your responsibility to check your own fuel supply before running out.  The administrator will not necessarily consider it an emergency beyond your control and individuals causing their own "emergency" may be found ineligible to receive GA.

When is Assistance Granted:
Within 24 hours after you apply for GA, the administrator will give you a written decision explaining if you are or are not to be granted assistance, and the reason why.  Any assistance granted will be in the form of a voucher payable to a specific vendor only.

You should be aware that if you receive GA, you are required to repay the municipality when you become financially able to do so.  If you have applied for SSI, the administrator will ask you to sign an agreement form that will result in the municipality being paid back for all the GA issued to you after you applied for SSI.  Refusal to sign the form denies your eligibility for GA.  The money to repay the Town is taken from your SSI retroactive benefit if you are approved for SSI.

Repeat applicants are expected to provide all receipts of money spent in the last 30 days.  Also, any past recipient must have completed all the previously required steps of eligibility; benefits, assets, work/education.refer to prior eligibility notice.  


Resource List for
General Assistance Applicants

Food Cupboard
United Methodist Church
28 Church Street
Livermore Falls ME 04254
897-3063
Tues 2-4 & 6-8
Wed & Thurs 2-4

Salvation Army
1-207-783-0801

American Red Cross
1-800-482-0743
795-4004

Pine Tree Legal Assistance
Augusta 622-4731
Lewiston 784-1558

Heap (fuel assistance)
Community Concepts Inc.
743-7716 South Paris
795-4065 Auburn

Social Security Offices
Auburn 782-5157
Augusta 622-1451

Homeless Shelter
Hope Haven Gospel Mission
209 Lincoln Street
Lewiston ME
783-6086

Affordable Apartments for Rent
Community Concepts
Market Square
South Paris ME 04281
1-800-866-5588
743-7716


Area Churches
Emmanual Assembly of God 897-5400
St Rose Rectory 897-2173
N. Livermore Baptist 897-5377
Wayside Bible Baptist 897-5371
First Baptist Church 897-2656

Dept of Human Services
Augusta Regional Office
219 Capitol Street
Augusta ME 04333
1-800-452-1926
624-8200

Western Maine Transportation
1-800-339-9687

Lewiston Regional Office
200 Main Street
Lewiston ME 04240
1-800-482-7517
795-4394

Unemployment Compensation
753-2800

Central Maine Power
Payment arrangements/disconnects
1-800-750-4000

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Town Office
2 Main St
Livermore Falls, ME  04254

207-897-3321
fax  897-9397
email

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30am to 4:00pm

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