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General Assistance - Selected Resources

MMA Fair Hearing Authority Reference Manual / MMA Fair Hearings Packet

Landlord Verification of Rental Unit Form - City of Augusta

Maine State Revised Statutes Titles List

Title 22: Health and Welfare - Chapter 1161: Municipal General Assistance

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DHHS Title 22 General Assistance Policy Manual

Poverty Tax Abatement:

Application Form for Abatement of Local Property Tax
Notice of Decision

Summary of 2018 Amendments to Model GA Ordinance

In June of 2018, section 6.4 of the Model General Assistance ordinance was updated to bring ordinance provisions concerning fraud consistent with current state law (22 MRS § 4315).

In August of 2018, the ordinance is amended to add new appendices A – F containing the general assistance maximums applicable from 10/1/18 – 9/30/19. In addition, ordinance section 6.9 (concerning burials and cremations) was edited to make application time frames consistent with state law (22 MRS § 4313). See ordinance pages 81-2. Minor edits were also made to page 80 to remove unnecessary language. A redlined version of the August 2018 changes is available on MMA’s website.

Ordinance: [right click on link and "save target as"]

Ordinance & Appendices [pdf] OR  Ordinance & Appendices [Word]
(replace Appendices with updated ones below.)

2018-2019 Ordinance Maximums:

Maximums Memo  8/2018

Ordinance Maximums,

Appendix A, 10/01/18 to 09/30/19
Appendix B,
10/01/18 to 09/30/19
Appendix C,
10/01/18 to 09/30/19
Appendices D, E & F,
10/01/18 to 09/30/19
Summary Sheets (2018-2019)

Instructions for Accessing the Pine Tree Card

HUD Fair Market Rents 2014 for Existing Housing

Federal Poverty Guidelines 

Sample General Assistance Rental Agreement Form, City of Portland

Sample Biddeford   Food & Personals & Supplies Guidelines [Word Version]

GA Application and Instructions, State of Maine 

Word version GA Application and Instructions to print and fill in, State of Maine  [Word version]

GA Reimbursement Form (9/1/2015)  [Word Version]


Confidentiality and Disclosure of Information Policy/Forms:

"You are Entitled to a Free Interpreter" Poster  
[The City of Lewiston has generously made their poster, in 20 languages, available for use. Print, remove the top line, and use.]

Burial form (generic) - financial statement



























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