Elderly Homeowners and Totally Disabled Persons Tax Relief Program

Homeowner's Program for the Elderly and Totally Disabled


Filing Period is between February 1st and May 15th


A tax relief program for elderly and totally disabled persons who meet certain income parameters is available to those who qualify. Once a person is approved for a tax credit, he must submit an application on a biennial basis. Under the property tax credit program an applicant must, as of the October 1st assessment date:

  • Be a Connecticut Resident
  • Record owner or hold a life use, both on October 1st
  • Be 65 years of age as of December 31st preceding the date in which he files an application for tax relief

 OR:

  • Be receiving permanent total disability benefits

 See income and grant information below:

Homeowners Income and Grant Information - 2017 Benefit Year

Filing period February 1, 2018 - May 15, 2018

IncomeTax Credit %Tax Credit MaximumTax Credit Minimum
OverToMarriedSingleMarriedSingleMarriedSingle
$-0-
$17,700
 
50%40%$1,250$1,000$400$350
$17,700$23,70040%30%$1,000$750$350$250
$23,700$29,60030%20%$750$500$250$150
$29,600$35,30020%20%$500$250$150$150
$35,300$43,00010%-0-%$250$-0-$150$-0-

There is also a town benefit for single seniors who earn up to $39,200 and couples who earn up to $46,900, but there are additional requirements. Eligible applicants receive a $195.00 property tax discount.

Applications will be processed at the Senior Center by appointment only (648-6361). Be sure to bring with you at the time of your appointment the following documents:
 
  • Income Tax (if filing)
  • Social Security Statement (SSA-1099)
  • Pension Statement
  • Bank Interest Statement
  • Any Other Income
At that time, the application will be processed for the “Local Option” in which the town matches qualified state benefit (up to 75% of applicable tax maximum).


Renter's Program For The Elderly and Totally Disabled

 

Filing period is between April 1, 2018 and October 1, 2018


Renters Income and Grant Information - 2017 Benefit Year

 
IncomeMaximum CreditMinimum Credit
OverToMarriedSingleMarriedSingle
$-0-$17,700$900$700$400$300
$17,700$23,700$700$500$300$200
$23,700$29,600$500$250$200$100
$29,600$35,300$250$150$100$50
$35,300$43,000$150$-0-$50$-0-



Renters Program is basically the same as Homeowners program except, you will need to bring additional information when filing an application at the Senior Center:

  • Income Tax Return (if filing)
  • Social Security Statement (SSA-1099)
  • Pension Statement
  • Bank Interest Statement
  • Any Other Income
  • Proof of Rent for 12 Months
  • Payments of Electric, Gas, Water, and Fuel for 12 months