Applications are taken by appointment only, please call the office to schedule. General Assistance Officer Jill Riley 567-3661
Interviews and applications maybe taken over the phone. Required documentation can be provided via mail, email, fax or night drop box.
Tuesday 1 pm to 7 pm, Thursday 10 am to 5 pm, Friday 10 am to 4 pm.
General Assistance is a State mandated, municipally administered financial assistance program. It was designed to be the program of “last resort” for residents of the community who are unable to provide for their basic needs. Applicants must provide verification of their income and expenses, residence, and if unable to work, medical documentation substantiating their work limitations. Applicants are required to seek work if physically able and/or to apply for assistance from any other programs that may be available to them. A determination of eligibility is made for a thirty-day period based on anticipated earnings.
The General Assistance is the most accountable assistance program in the State of Maine. Applicants are required to take responsibility for themselves by endeavoring to become self-reliant. For disabled persons, this may mean applying for disability benefits, for able-bodied persons, obtaining meaningful employment.
If this is something you need and it is out side our business hour please call Waldo County Dispatch (207) 338-2040.