Appleton, Maine

Incorporated 1829

General Assistance

The Town of Appleton administers a General Assistance program for the support of the poor.  Pursuant to Title 22 MRSA Section 4305, the municipal officers have adopted an ordinance establishing that program.  A copy of this ordinance is available for public inspection at the 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 who wish to apply for General Assistance may do so at the Appleton Town Office during open hours. 

In an emergency (after office hours), applicants may contact 207-593-6742.  Applicants are responsible for providing the General Assistance Administrator with the information necessary to determine eligibility, including proof of all income and expenses. 

The General Assistance Administrator must issue a written decision within 24 hours of receiving an application.

Questions pertaining to the General Assistance program may be directed to the GA Hotline at 1-800-442-6003, option 2 then 1, Monday thru Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM or email  This site has GA laws, policies, and form examples.  Click here for complete information on all things GA.


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