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General Assistance


This document from Family Promise provides an excellent overview of General Assistance.

2019 – Notice to Appear Rule

The Governor of Maine announced a new rule about General Assistance (GA) on July 18, 2019. This new rule means that you are eligible for GA if you have:

  • a Notice to Appear (NTA) from immigration saying you will need to go to immigration court AND
  • are planning on applying for asylum.

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