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Posted on: March 10, 2021

Tax relief programs for elderly, disabled homeowners

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WEST HAVEN, March 10, 2021 — The assessor’s office is accepting applications for tax relief programs for elderly and disabled homeowners from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays at City Hall, 355 Main St.

West Haven residents can apply for the programs, based on their 2020 incomes, until May 14.

The state elderly and disabled homeowners program offers tax reduction benefits depending on income and marital status. To qualify, the applicant or spouse must be 65 or older by Dec. 31, 2020, or permanently and totally disabled as defined by Social Security.

Income limits, including Social Security, are $45,800 for a married couple and $37,600 for a single person.

To qualify for the West Haven senior tax freeze program, the applicant must be 70 by the end of 2020 and have lived in the city for at least 20 consecutive years.

Income limits, excluding Social Security, are $50,000 for a married couple and $35,000 for a single person. Those eligible for the program must reapply each year.

The assessor’s office is also accepting applications until Oct. 1 for additional veterans exemptions. The maximum income is $45,800 for a married applicant and $37,600 for a single applicant.

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