How much assistance can I get?

The General Assistance Program is regulated by State Law, which has set an overall maximum amount of assistance that a household can receive. In addition, each municipality's GA guidelines contain the maximum amounts of assistance allowable for each category of assistance including, rent, food, electricity, etc. We cannot exceed those established maximums even though household expenses for various items may exceed those amounts. To be eligible, your income must fall below the overall maximum level of assistance for a household your size, and your income must also be less than the amount you need to pay for basic necessities using Town guidelines.

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1. What information/documentation do I need to provide with my application?
2. What if I have an emergency and the Town Office is closed?
3. How can I apply?
4. What is General Assistance?
5. Do I have to be a Veazie resident?
6. If I receive Food Stamps, TANF, Social Security, Veterans Benefits, Unemployment or Worker’s Compensation am I still able to receive General Assistance?
7. How much assistance can I get?
8. When will I get help?
9. If I am eligible will I get cash or a check?
10. What would cause me to be ineligible or disqualified from the General Assistance Program?
11. How long can I continue to get help?
12. Is the information I give on my application kept confidential?
13. What resources should I use before applying for General Assistance?
14. Are there any work requirements?
15. What are my responsibilities?