Town of Oxford

Oxford, Maine

General Assistance

General Assistance

The General Assistance program provides financial assistance to Oxford residents who are having difficulty meeting basic needs such as housing, utilities and food. The program is funded by local property taxes with a 50 percent reimbursement from the state. Applicants should call the Oxford Town Office at 539-4431 to make an appointment.

Each town has a General Assistance Program to help people in emergencies. You may be eligible even if you work or receive other benefits such as: food stamps, veterans’ benefits, or Social Security income.

To request General Assistance, contact your town office. Your application must be accepted for review. You may be turned down for help if you do not meet the guidelines for the program. The application is private and confidential.

General Assistance Application (Please complete this application and then print it to bring in to the Town Office.)

General Assistance Maximums
Maximums Summary
Appendix A – Overall Maximums
Appendix B – Food Maximums
Appendix C – Housing Maximums
Appendix D/E/F – Utilities, Heating Fuel, Personal Care