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Welcome to the General Assistance Department

General Assistance addresses a variety of needs within the community.  The two major functions are to administer the General Assistance Program (GA) and to provide our residents with resource information. 

The General Assistance Program that assists eligible Biddeford residents, for a limited period of time, who are unable to provide basic necessities essential to maintain themselves or their families. Eligibility is determined according to income and other guidelines which are established by Department of Heath and Human Services policy and Maine state statutes. 

Payment for rent, utilities, food, and other basic necessities are issued to vendors in voucher form. Vouchers must be signed and returned for reimbursement.