The purpose of this rule is to update the General Assistance (GA) Program Manual, Section IV to provide clarity and align this manual with Public Law 2023, Chapter 133. The Department proposes amending Section IV(O), Recovery Residence to clarify that GA payments may be issued to a managing operator of a certified recovery residence.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY FOR THIS RULE: 22 M.R.S. §§ 42(1); 4301(8)(B); 4301(11-A)
PUBLIC HEARING: No public hearing is scheduled.
COMMENT DEADLINE: Monday, September 18, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. EST.
Written public comments may be submitted via the link at https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/about/rulemaking
CONTACT PERSON FOR THIS FILING:
Sara Denson, General Assistance Program Manager
Department of Health and Human Services
Office for Family Independence
109 Capitol Street
Augusta, ME 04330-6841
Phone: (207) 624-4193/Fax: (207) 287-3455
TT Users Call Maine Relay – 711
FINANCIAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES OR COUNTIES: None anticipated.
AGENCY WEBSITE: https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/ofi
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