Town Welfare was established per RSA 165 to temporarily fill the demand of those who are unable to provide for their basic needs until other income is gained, in the form of employment, state aid, Social Security, etc. Financial aid may be provided for such things as food, shelter, rent, mortgage payments, heat, light, gas, water, necessary clothing, diapers, transportation or prescriptions. Basic telephone service may be subsidized if necessary for health and safety purposes. Cellular service will not be considered.
The approval process requires that a written application be completed and an interview held. A financial review will also be necessary and requires supporting documentation to verify the need for Town financial assistance. The application form is available by downloading the document from this link or in person at the Town Office. It is the responsibility of the client to make an application every time that assistance is required and to supply such documentation as may be necessary with every application.
The Welfare Administrator performs these duties under the supervision of the Board of Selectmen. Emergency aid will be made as soon as possible after the application has been completed, all criteria are met and it is approved. Payments will be made directly to the vendor, not to the applicant.
If the town is able to provide financial assistance, reimbursement is expected when feasible, assuming it would not constitute a hardship to the client. If repayment can be made, as determined by the Welfare Administrator and the Selectmen, a lien could be placed upon personal property for the amount that is not repaid. Repayment would remove the lien.
Every applicant will be treated with respect, dignity and in total confidentiality.
Useful Information and Links, Piermont Welfare Guidelines
2-1-1 New Hampshire – www.211nh.org
Friends of Veterans, Homeless Prevention and Assistance – www.friendsofveteransvtnh.org
Granite State Independent Living – www.gsil.org
Healthy Kids – www.dhhs.nh.gov/dfa/medical/children.htm
Molar Express – www.nchcnh.org/molar_express.php
NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence – www.nchcnh.org/molar_express.php
NH Department of Health and Human Services – http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/index.htm
NH Easy, NH DHHS Online Application – nheasy.nh.gov
NH Employment Security – www.nhes.nh.gov
NH Housing – www.nhhfa.org
NH Legal Aid – www.larcnh.org
North Country Home Health – northcountryhomehealth-hospice.org
North Country Ride Share – www.northcountryrideshare.org
Northern Human Services – www.northernhs.org
Piermont Food Pantry
Service Link – www.nh.gov/servicelink
Social Security Office – http://www.ssa.gov
Tri-County CAP – www.tccap.org
Women, Infants and Children’s Nutrition Program – www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/nhp/wic