Property Tax Credit For Elderly/Disabled
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
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 residency of at least 6 months and one day for the program year requirement.
- Grants are based upon income. If applying in Year 2017, single person’s total 2016 income must be less than $35,200; married person’s total 2015 income must be less than $42,900.
- There is no asset limit.
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE:
- Apply between February 1 – May 15 at town assessor’s office.
- Application period is: February 1 – May 15
- Veterans Property Tax Exemption: File by October 1
TO FIND PROVIDERS IN CONNECTICUT’S COMMUNITY RESOURCES DATABASE:
Search by service name: Property Tax Rebate Information
SOURCE: State of Connecticut Office of Policy and Management website
PREPARED BY: 211/pt
CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: January2017