Deadline nears to apply for elderly programs

NAUGATUCK — The deadline for residents to apply for the elderly homeowners and/or elderly freeze programs is Tuesday.

Residents can apply at the Assessor’s Office in Town Hall. Residents are asked to bring their 2011 social security year end statement and their 2011 income tax return if they file one. Anyone who did not file an income tax return, is asked to bring in their W-2 forms, pensions, bank interest or dividend statements, and proof of any other income.  The qualifying income for the programs is $32,300 for a single person and $39,500 for a married couple.

To be eligible for the freeze program, the homeowner or spouse must be age 70 or older and have lived in the state at least one year. The asset limitation for the program is $125,000 excluding primary residence in the borough. Residents are asked to bring proof and account information of checking, savings, stocks, bonds, certificate of deposits, IRAs, and second residence information.

For more information, call the Assessor’s Office at (203) 720-7016, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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