The municipality of Washburn administers a General Assistance program for the support of the poor. Under Title 22 MRSA 4305. The municipal officers have adopted an ordinance establishing that program. This notice is posted according to Title 22 MRSA 4304-4305.

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 statuettes. Copies of the State law are made available to the municipality by the Maine Department of Human Services.

Persons who wish to apply for assistance may do so at the Washburn Town Office. In an emergency, applicants may contact Donna Turner at 207-227-2663. To view or print a copy of the application, click here.

The municipality’s General Assistance administrator 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 questions regarding this program is 800-442-6003.