Application period open for renter’s program

BEACON FALLS — The assessor’s office is accepting applications for the elderly or totally disabled renter’s program through Oct. 1.

To be eligible, an applicant must be 65 years old by Dec. 31, 2013 or totally disabled under Social Security guidelines. Proof of disability must be provided.
Income for 2013 can not exceed $34,100 for a single person or $41,600 for a married couple. Proof of income must be provided with the application. Verification of expenses, including rent, electricity and heating fuel, must be provided as well.

A refund will be made by the state if 35 percent of rent and utilities exceed 5 percent of an applicant’s income.

For more information, call the assessor’s office at (203) 723-5253.

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