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General Assistance

GENERAL ASSISTANCE NOTICE

The municipality of Mechanic Falls administers a General Assistance Program for the support of the poor.
Pursuant to Title 22 MRSA 4304, the Municipal Officers have adopted an ordinance establishing that program. A copy of this ordinance is available for inspection at the Mechanic Falls Town Office. Also available for inspection, is a copy of the State’s General Assistance Statutes, as copies of the State law are made available to the municipality by the Maine Department of Human Services.
 
PERSONS WISHING TO APPLY FOR GENERAL ASSISTANCE MAY DO SO AT THE MECHANIC FALLS TOWN OFFICE – Second Floor:
Vic Hodgkins
G.A. Administrator
345-2871
Applications accepted in Person Monday -Thursday from 8 am – 4 pm
Friday from 8 am – 11 am
(EMERGENCY cases considered by application)
 
For Emergency After Hours Situations Only
Call Dispatch at 207-753-2599 – Ask for Mechanic Falls G.A.

Best Practice is to call and schedule an appointment to sit down with the G.A. Administrator and fill out the application together... call 345-2871.
 
The municipality’s General Assistance Administrator must issue a written decision regarding eligibility to all applicants within twenty-four (24) hours of receiving application.
The toll-free number to call the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), with questions regarding the General Assistance Program, is:
1-800-442-6003
 
ALL GENERAL ASSISTANCE APPLICANTS MUST BRING ALL PAY STUBS, RECEIPTS SHOWING USE OF INCOME, BANK STATEMENTS, ANY UTILITY BILLS AND LANDLORD INFORMATION IF GENERAL ASSISTANCE IS REQUESTED FOR SUCH.
 
This notice is posted pursuant to Title 22 MRSA 4303-4305
A copy of the current General Assistance Ordinance for Mechanic Falls can be seen by FOLLOWING THIS LINK.

Click Here for Fillable GA Application
The municipality’s General Assistance Administrator must issue a written decision regarding eligibility to all applicants within twenty-four (24) hours of receiving completed application, along with all requested financial items.
 
The toll free number to call the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), with questions regarding the General Assistance Program, is:
1-800-442-6003

This notice is posted pursuant to Title 22 MRSA 4303-4305