Work requirement

If you are unemployed or underemployed, but able to work, you must:
  • register for work at the Maine Job Service
  • actively look for work
  • accept any job offer
  • participate in any no-cost training, retraining, educational, or rehabilitative program that would help you get a job if referred to such a program by your caseworker
  • agree to work for the City if assigned to a "workfare" program

If you do not comply with the work requirements, and you do not have a good reason for not complying, you will not be eligible to receive GA for 120 days.

If you have been working, but quit your job without a good reason or got fired from your job for misconduct, you are automatically ineligible to receive assistance for 120 days from the date of separation from your employment.