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General Assistance

The municipality of Somerville administers a General Assistance program for the support of the poor. Pursuant to Title 22 MSRA §4305, the municipal officers have adopted an ordinance establishing that program. A copy of this ordinance and relevant statutes is available for public inspection.

Persons who wish to apply for General Assistance may do so by contacting the General Assistance Officer, Erin Pellerin, at

The municipality must issue a written decision regarding eligibility to all applicants within 24 hours of receiving an application. Applications are available at the Town Office upon request.

The Department of Human Services toll-free telephone number to call with a question regarding the General Assistance Program is 1-800-442-6003.

This notice is posted pursuant to Title 22 MRSA Sections 4304 & 4305.

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