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Assistance - Welfare

If you are in need of basic needs financial assistance, contact the Town Office for an appointment to fill out an application.  

Need to Know Information:

By State of Maine Law, applicants age 25 or less are the financial responsibility of their parents (if the parents have the financial means).

Applicants must provide evidence of earnings and expenses.  Bring copies of pay stubs, bills paid and bills due.  Bring documentation of any medical conditions.

Provide complete and accurate information.  If you do not, you can and will be disqualified for 120 days and may be prosecuted for committing a crime. 

Use your income for basic necessities (food, rent, fuel, utilities, medicine, clothing).

Make every effort to use potential resources, including other government benefit programs, private pensions, support payments, etc.

Attempt to find and accept work.

General Assistance does require reimbursement when you are able.  Searsmont does not participate in the Work Fare program.

Sell your non-essential assets at fair market price (vehicles, boats, real estate, etc).

Find affordable housing within your ability to pay.

Check fuel supply (oil, wood, gas) on a regular basis and request GA before running out.

Seek assistance when you receive a "shut off" notice, before being disconnected.

Food Pantries:

AmVets Post #150    Bldg Across from Liberty Post Office Liberty    Last Sunday of Month   10 am - 1 pm

Liberty Food Pantry   Liberty Baptist Church  Liberty Maine     Third Saturday of Month   9 am - 11 am

Crossroads To Calvary   Route Three  Morrill  Maine           Second Saturday of Month  1 pm - 3 pm

Camden Area Food Pantry 128 Mt Battie St  Camden Maine    Tues 8 am - 11 am    Thurs   4 pm - 6 pm

Living Word Food Pantry  Rte 173  So Montville                               Sunday's   2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Searsmont Church       Main Street/Brierly Road                               Sunday's 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm 

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