What resources should I use before applying for General Assistance?

You are required to use your income for basic necessities.

In addition, you must use any and all resources that would reduce your need for GA. If you refuse to use a resource without a good reason, you will be ineligible to receive assistance until you do so. These resources include:

  • AFDC, TANF, SSI, SNAP, HEAP fuel benefits, and other government programs
  • Trust funds
  • Alimony or child support programs
  • Educational, retraining, medical, or rehabilitative programs
  • Money from others or bills paid by others on your behalf
  • Unnecessary assets, such as extra vehicles and real estate, which you may be required to sell

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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?