Are there any tax relief programs for senior citizens or for people on social security disability?

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Homeowners: If you or your spouse are 65 years of age or older, or totally disabled and own your own home, you may be eligible for a tax credit through the elderly/disabled low income homeowners program.  The filing period is February 1 through May 15 to receive this benefit on your July bill.  In addition, if you are 70 years of age or older, and meet the income requirements for the homeowners program, you may be eligible for a tax freeze.

Renters: If you or your spouse is 65 years of age or older, or totally disabled and rent in Pomfret, you may be eligible for the low income Renter’s Rebate.  The filing period for this program is April 1 through October 1.

QUALIFYING INCOME-PROGRAM YEAR 2015
Source:  Patrick Sullivan, Fiscal Administrative Officer, IGP State of Connecticut, Office of Policy & Management

The following tables show the levels of qualifying income for the elderly and Totally Disabled Tax Relief Program applications to be filed in the year 2015.  These levels are to be used for the 2015 Grand List Homeowner and Renter applications and the 2016 Grand List Additional Veteran applications.

Please note:  Homeowner applications that were taken for the 2014 G/L (RENEWALS) are calculated for the 2015 G/L using last year’s qualifying income schedule, NOT the schedule below.

Homeowners

Income and Grant Information –2015 Benefit Year
Filing period February 1 - May 15, 2016

Income
Over/To
Tax Credit %
Married/Unmarried
Tax Credit Maximum
Married/Unmarried
Tax Credit Minimum
Married/Unmarried
$-0- / $17,600
17,600 / 23,600
23,600 / 29,500
29,500 / 35,200
35,200 / 42,900
50% / 40%
40 / 30
30 / 20
20 / 10
10 / -0-
$1,250 / $1,000
1,000 / 750
750 / 500
500 / 250
250 / -0-
$400 / $350
350 / 250
250 / 150
150 / 150
150 / -0-

Renters

Income and Grant Information – 2015 Benefit Year
Filing period April 1 – October 1, 2016

Income
Over/To
Maximum Credit
Married/Single

Minimum Credit
Married/Single

$-0- / $17,600
17,600 / 23,600
23,600 / 29,500
29,500 / 35,200
35,200 / 42,900
$900 / $700
700 / 500
500 / 250
250 / 150
150 / -0-
$400 / $300
300 / 200
200 / 100
100 / 50
50 / -0-

The Additional Veterans’ exemption for income qualifying applicants will be based on the following income maximums:  The maximum for single applicants will be $35,200; the maximum for married applicants will be $42,900.  Also, if the applicable, the local option exemption for the Totally Disabled, Blind and Veterans’ programs can use these income maximums.

100% V.A. determined Disabled Veterans would continue to use $18,000 for single applicants and $21,000 for married applicants (adjusted gross income only; Social Security Income is not considered.)