RENTERSí REBATE FOR ELDERLY/DISABLED
PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION: State
of Connecticut Office of Policy and Management
The following is summarized
from OPM's website:www.ct.gov/opm/cwp/view.asp?a=2985&q=383154&opmNav_GID=1807
State law provides a reimbursement
program for Connecticut renters who are elderly or
totally disabled, and whose incomes do not exceed
certain limits. Persons renting an apartment or
room, or living in cooperative housing or a mobile
home may be eligible for this program. Renters'
rebates can be up to $900 for married couples and
$700 for single persons. The renters' rebate
amount is based on a graduated income scale and
the amount of rent and utility payments (excluding
telephone) made in the year prior to the calendar
year in which the renter applies.
COST: No fee to apply
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 renter
who at the time his death had qualified and
was entitled to tax relief, provided such
spouse was domiciled with such renter at the
time of his death
- Or 18 years of age or older and
permanently and totally disabled.
- Must meet a one year state
- Grants are based upon income.
If applying in Year 2013, single personís
total 2011 income must be less than $33,500;
married personís total 2011 income must be
less than $40,900 per couple.
- There is no asset restriction.
- Rebate amounts can range from
$50-$900. To calculate the amount of the
rebate 35% of rent plus utilities (but not
including telephone) is compared to 5% of
total income for the previous year. The
difference is the amount of the rebate. Single
personís rebate is smaller than married
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE:
Apply between April 1 to
October 1 at town assessorís office. Some towns
take applications at their human/social services
Application period is: April 1
through October 1
TO FIND PROVIDERS IN
CONNECTICUT'S COMMUNITY RESOURCES DATABASE:
Search by service name: Rent
SOURCE: State of Connecticut
Office of Policy and Management website
PREPARED BY: 211/pt
CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: January2013