RENTERS’ REBATE FOR ELDERLY/DISABLED
Renters who are elderly or totally disabled, and whose incomes do not exceed certain limits, may be eligible a rebate from the state of CT. 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) paid in 2012.
When and where do I apply?
- April 1 to October 1, 2013 is the filing period for the Elderly or Disabled Tax Renters Rebate. An applicant must have been a Connecticut resident for any 12 months period prior to applying, have either reached the age of 65 by December 31, 2012 or be considered disabled by Social Security standards and be 18 years of age or older.
- To set up an appointment, please call Social Services.
What do I need to apply?
- 2012 gross income below $33,500 if unmarried or $40,900 if married.
- A copy of your 2012 income tax return (if filed)
- Proof of all income for 2012 including Social Security, pension, V.A. pension, bank interest, stocks, bonds, rental income, etc.
- Proof of all expenses paid for 2012 such as: rent, electric, gas, and fuel bills (cancelled checks). Applications cannot be filed without all the necessary documentation being submitted.
- There is no asset limit but income from assets is counted.
CHARTER OAK PASS
The Charter Oak Pass allows Connecticut residents age 65 or older free access to Connecticut State Parks and Forests. It may be used at all day use areas in Connecticut State Parks and Forest Recreation Areas, including Gillette Castle, Dinosaur State Park, Fort Trumbull State Park, Quinebaug Valley Hatchery fishing ponds as well as boat launching areas. It is not valid for camping. Website: www.ct.gov/dep
To obtain by mail, send a LEGIBLE photocopy of your current CT driver’s license or other legal proof of age and residency to:
DEEP Charter Oak Pass, State Parks Division
79 Elm Street,
Hartford, CT 06106-5127
(Do not send originals) For questions, call (860) 424-3200