Assessor to accept applications for programs

NAUGATUCK — The Assessor’s Office will begin accepting applications for tax exemption programs Feb. 1.

Applications for the additional veterans, disability and blind program and the elderly homeowners program will only be accepted on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The filing period for the additional veterans, disability and blind program runs through Oct. 1. Anyone already receiving a regular disability, blind or veteran’s exemption may qualify for an additional exemption based on the state’s income guidelines.

The filing period for the elderly homeowners program runs through May 15. To qualify for the program, the applicant or spouse must have reached the age of 65 before the end of 2014.

Permanently and totally disabled individuals are eligible to receive benefits under the homeowners program regardless of age, provided all other criteria are met.

Both programs have income limits of $35,200 for a single person and $42,900 for married couple. For the homeowners program, income must include social security paid during 2015.

Proof of income must be presented at time of application. For more information, call the Assessor’s Office at (203) 720-7016.

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