Renters Rebate

 

Runs April 1st thru October 1st

September is the LAST MONTH to apply for the Renters Rebate Program.  Click Here to view Last Call flier. 

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. This is not an entitlement 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 calendar year prior to the year in which the renter applies.

To be eligible:

· a recipient or spouse must be 65 years of age or older, or

· a recipient must be 50 years of age or older and the surviving spouse of a renter who at the time of renter’s death had qualified and was entitled to tax relief provided such spouse was living with the renter at the time of the renter’s death, or

· a recipient must be 18 years of age or older and eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits. 

· The renter must further meet a one-year state residency requirement. 

Grants are based upon income requirements shown in Connecticut General Statute Section 12-170e. 

Windsor Social Services are completing Renters’ Rebate applications by telephone appointment. All supporting documents are required prior to making application. CLICK HERE to view informational letter and CLICK HERE to view documents needed. Upon receipt of required documents a caseworker will call you by phone to make application.

RENTERS REBATE PROGRAM SEMINAR
Join us for a discussion hosted by Social Services to find out what Renter’s Rebate is, who is eligible and what you need to apply. Windsor residents who rent and are 65 and older or are over 18 and on Social Security disability may be eligible for the rebate depending on income.

This event be held on May 19th from 10:30AM-noon at the L.P. Wilson Community Center in the All Purpose One Room. Click Here to view event flier.  Call to RSVP at 860-285-1839.