General Assistance Program

The Town of Madison administers a General Assistance Program for the support of the poor.  Pursuant to Title 22 MRSA 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 by appointment at the Town Office 26 Weston Avenue on the following days:

Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9am to 12pm or 2pm to 3pm 

If you cannot make your appointment, please call the Town Office to reschedule.  If you are more than 10 minutes late to your appointment you will have to reschedule 

In an emergency, applicants may contact Jill Wyman, Welfare director at  207-696-4170 or contact the Somerset Sheriff's Office (Madison Division) at 696-5373.  That number will transfer directly to the Communication Center after four rings and you will be put in touch with a Sheriff's Deputy who can help you reach a Welfare Director. 

The Town's Welfare Director must issue a written decision regarding eligibility to all applicants within 24 hours of receiving an application.  

The Department of Human Services toll free number to call with a question regarding the General Assistance Program is 1-800-442-6033

This notice is posted pursuant to Title 22 MRSA 4304-4305. 


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