Notice: Adoption of New General Assistance Maximums on 9/22

During the 9/22/2020 Selectboard meeting, the General Assistance Ordinance and Appendices will be updated to the 2020/2021 version. 

The Maine Department of Health & Human Services has issued new General Assistance (GA) “maximums” effective for the time period 10/1/20 – 9/30/21, which municipalities must use in the administration of local general assistance programs. All municipalities must annually adopt the most recent maximum assistance numbers issued by DHHS before October 1st. To update local maximum assistance limits, the municipal officers may, after notice and hearing, amend the municipality’s GA ordinance to replace existing appendices with updated versions. State law also requires that municipalities notify DHHS whenever local GA ordinances are updated.

The consolidated Maximums Reference Sheet and the full ordinance can found below: