PROPERTY TAX CREDIT FOR ELDERLY/DISABLED

 

PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION:

State of Connecticut Office of Policy and Management (OPM):

The following is summarized from OPM's website: http://www.ct.gov/opm/cwp/view.asp?a=2985&Q=383136

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

State law provides a property tax credit program for Connecticut homeowners who are elderly or totally disabled, and whose incomes do not exceed certain limits. Property tax credit can be up to $1,250 for married couples and $1,000 for single people. Credits are based on a graduated income scale.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?


  • Recipient or spouse must be 65 years of age or older, or be 50 years of age or older and the surviving spouse of a homeowner who at the time his death had qualified and was entitled to tax relief provided such spouse was domiciled with such homeowner at the time of his death.
  • Or 18 years of age or older and permanently and totally disabled and receiving benefits under a federal, state, or local retirement program which contains requirements comparable to those of the Social Security Administration.
  • Must meet a one year state residency requirement.
  • Grants are based upon income. If applying in Year 2014, single person’s total 2013 income must be less than $34,100; married person’s total 2012 income must be less than $41,600.
  • There is no asset limit.

HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE:

  • Apply between February 1 - May 15 at town assessor's office.

TIMETABLE:

  • Application period is: February 1 - May 15

TO FIND PROVIDERS IN CONNECTICUT'S COMMUNITY RESOURCES DATABASE:
Search by service name: Property Tax Rebate Information

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SOURCE: State of Connecticut Office of Policy and Management website
PREPARED BY: 211/pt
CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: January2014