Every year our dedicated Tenant advocates help our tenants receive renter rebates. State law provides a reimbursement program for Connecticut renters who are elderly or totally disabled, and whose incomes do not exceed certain limits. Persons renting an apartment or room,or living in cooperative housing or a mobile home may be eligible for this program. Renters’ rebates can be up to $900 for married couples and $700 for single persons. The renters’ rebate amount is based on a graduated income scale and the amount of rent and utility payments (excluding telephone) made in the year prior to the calendar year in which the renter applies.
- 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 renter who at the time his death had qualified and was entitled to tax relief, provided such spouse was domiciled with such renter at thetime of his death.
- Or 18 years of age or older and permanently and totally disabled.
- Must meet a one year state residency requirement.
- Grants are based upon income. If applying in Year 2019, single person’s total income must be less than $36,000; married person’s total income must be less than $43,900 per couple.
- There is no asset restriction.
- Rebate amounts can range from $50-$900. To calculate the amount of the rebate 35% of rent plus utilities (but not including telephone) is compared to 5% of total income for the previous year. The difference is the amount of the rebate. Single person’s rebate is smaller than married person’s rebate.
How to obtain service: Apply between April 1 to October 1 at town assessor’s office. Some towns take applications at their human/social services departments.
Need help applying for your rebate? Contact Vonda Pommills at email@example.com ! So far New Neighborhoods has helped 12 Belltown Manor and 14 Friendship House residents get renter rebates.