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Property Tax Reimbursement (Senior Freeze)
2016 Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility requirements, including income limits, and benefits available
under this program are subject to change by the State Budget.

You may be eligible for a 2016 reimbursement if you met all the following requirements:


Age/Disability


  You (or your spouse/civil union partner) were:

  • 65 or older as of December 31, 2015; or
  • Actually receiving Federal Social Security disability benefit payments (not benefit payments received on behalf of someone else) on or before December 31, 2015, and on or before December 31, 2016.

Residency

  You lived in New Jersey continuously since December 31, 2005, or earlier as either a homeowner or a
  renter.


Home Ownership


  Homeowners.
You owned and lived in your current home since December 31, 2012, or earlier (and you still   owned and lived in that home on December 31, 2016).

  Mobile Home Owners. You leased a site in a mobile home park where you placed a manufactured or mobile
  home that you own since December 31, 2012, or earlier (and you still lived at that site on December 31,
  2016).


Property Taxes/
Site Fees


  Homeowners.
You paid the full amount of the property taxes due on your home:

  • For 2015 by June 1, 2016, and
  • For 2016 by June 1, 2017.

  Mobile Home Owners. You paid the full amount of mobile home park site fees due:

  • For 2015 by December 31, 2015, and
  • For 2016 by December 31, 2016.

Income Limit


  Your total annual income (combined if you were married or in a civil union and lived in the same
  home) was:

  • 2015 — $87,007 or less; and
  • 2016 — $87,007 or less.

To apply for a reimbursement file an application (Form PTR-1 or PTR-2) on or before June 1, 2017.

Note: For 2015 the amount appropriated for property tax relief programs in the State Budget affected reimbursement payments. Only applicants filing Form PTR-1 whose 2014 income did not exceed $85,553 and whose 2015 income did not exceed $70,000 (the original limit was $87,007) were eligible to receive reimbursement payments for 2015, provided they met all the other requirements.

Eligibility requirements, including income limits, and benefits available
under this program are subject to change by the State Budget.

Last Updated: Thursday, 02/23/17



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