General Assistance

The municipality of the Town of Union 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 Union 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 Health and Human Services.

Persons who wish to apply for General Assistance may do so by phone only at this time. Please call 207-785-3658 for more information.

In an emergency (after office hours), applicants may contact 593-9132. Applicants are responsible for providing the General Assistance Administrator with the information necessary to determine eligibility, including proof of all income and expenses. 

"Emergency" situations include homelessness, or any life-threatening situation; or a situation beyond the control of the applicant, which if not alleviated immediately, could reasonably be expected to pose a threat to the health or safety of a person; a situation which is imminent, and which may result in homelessness, undue hardship, or unnecessary cost if not resolved immediately.

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

The Department of Health and Human Services' toll free number, to call with questions regarding the General Assistance Program is 1-800-442-6003.

For a listing of community resources, or a General Assistance application form, please click the links below.