Elderly & Totally Disabled Homeowners Program
Homeowners who meet the following criteria are eligible for a credit toward their real estate taxes. Applications may be made with the Assessor's office between February 1st and May 15th (see link below).
To qualify, the home for which the credit is being sought must be your primary residence. You must have owned the home on or before October 1st of the calendar year preceding the filing period.
You must have reached the age of 65 by the end of the calendar year preceding the filing period. Totally disabled homeowners are eligible regardless of age.
Proof of all income for the preceding calendar year must be provided. If you file an Income Tax Return, a copy must be provided. If you receive Social Security benefits, a copy of your SSA 1099 must be provided. Your income must not exceed the limit set for the year you are applying.
If you cannot provide a copy of your SSA1099, you can request this information from the Social Security Administration.
Social Security Administration
147 Litchfield Street
Torrington, CT 06790
Telephone (877) 405-0486
The Renters Benefit is an income based program for elderly and totally disabled renters administered through Roxbury Social Services . Please contact the Social Services Director for information.