Application Period of Elderly Homeowners-Covid 19

Application period of Elderly & Disabled Homeowners tax relief February 1 to May 15 of each year with a renewal of application every 2 years

Based on your prior year’s income (2019)

  • GUIDANCE FOR ELDERLY HOMEOWNER TAX RELIEF APPLICATIONS DUE TO EXECUTIVE ORDER 7S
  • Removes the requirement for any homeowner who was approved with a 2017 GL application to submit an application for the 2019 GL. Such homeowners will automatically qualify for the benefit on the 2019 and 2020 GL using the same income as submitted on their prior application. These homeowners will not have to reapply until the 2021 GL.
  • If a homeowner has already submitted an application for the 2019 GL the assessor may accept such application to determine the benefit for the 2019 GL
  • If a homeowner has already submitted an application for the 2019 GL and is found to be over income or otherwise not eligible then such homeowner shall not be eligible for the benefit
  • Only applicants who had a 2017 GL application approved will be granted the benefit without having to reapply
  • Those homeowners that had been approved based on an application for the 2018 GL shall stay on schedule and will be required to reapply for the 2020 GL
  • New filers must still abide by the May 15th filing deadline. Any new filer wishing to apply after May 15th must request an extension of time to apply from OPM on or before August 15th. Requests for extension for COVID-19 related reasons will be approved.
  • OPM INCOME GUIDELINES FOR 2019GL – JULY 2020 TAX BILLS = MARRIED COUPLE INCOME UNDER $45,100; FOR A SINGLE FILER INCOME UNDER $37,000.