General Assistance

Patricia Murray, GA Administrator

Contact:
Lynn Shearer
GA Caseworker
(207) 698-1101

Address:
11 Sullivan St.
Berwick, ME  03901

Hours:
Tuesday & Thursday
By Appointment                 

Fax:
(207) 698-5181

EMail:
pmurray@berwickmaine.org
lshearer@berwickmaine.org


The Town of Berwick administers a program of General Assistance available to all persons who are eligible to receive assistance in accordance with the standards of eligibility as provided in 22 M.R.S.A. 4301.

Applications are available in the Town Clerk's Office.  All applications will be processed and a decision rendered within 24 hours.  For further information, please contact this office.

What to bring with you when you apply:

  • Completed Town GA Application
    Your most recent bills and/or other proof of expenses including: rent/mortgage (eviction notice if applying for help with rent), CMP disconnect notice (if applying for help with power bill), heating fuel, medical expenses;etc.
  • Any verification and proof regarding your household income.  This includes everyone who is living at the residence where the GA assistance is being requested.
  • A doctor's statement if you are ill, disabled, or not able to work.
  • You can be found not eligible due to lack of information provided.  It will be your responsibility to fulfill any requests for information that the administrator needs to completely determine your eligibility within the program.