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 percentage reimbursed from the state. 

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.

Please call to schedule an appointment.  539-4431 ext. 14

General Assistance Maximums

DOWNLOAD Appendix A – Overall Maximums

DOWNLOAD Appendix B – Food Maximums

DOWNLOAD Housing Maximums

 

Town Office Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Thursday
10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Contact Information
P.O. Box 153
Oxford, Maine 04270
Phone: 207-539-4431
Fax: 207-539-4228
Our office will be closed on the following days
Jan 1 New Year's Day  Tuesday
Jan 21 Martin Luther King Day Monday
Feb 18 Presidents' Day Monday
Apr 15 Patriots Day Monday
May 27 Memorial Day Monday
Jul 4 Independence Day Thursday
Sep 2 Labor Day Monday
Oct 14 Columbus Day Monday
Nov 11 Veterans' Day  Monday
Nov 28 Thanksgiving Thursday
Nov 29 Thanksgiving Friday
Dec 24 + 25 Christmas Tuesday Wednesday

All Days that Elections are held, June and November.

Topics of Interest

Tax Information

Employment Opportunities

Town Ordinances

Request For Proposal

Board of Selectmen Agendas and Minutes

CONTACT US

P.O. Box 153
Oxford, Maine 04270

Fax: 207-539-4228

Phone: 207-539-4431