The deadline for filing your ANCHOR benefit application is December 30, 2022. We will begin paying ANCHOR benefits in the late Spring of 2023. ANCHOR payments will be paid in the form of a direct deposit or check, not as credits to property tax bills. We are currently mailing ANCHOR benefit information mailers to homeowners and tenants. Allow until the first week in October to receive your mailer. Homeowners who filed a homestead benefit application last year may be able to obtain their ID and PIN numbers online. Tenants do not need an ID or PIN number to file. Visit the Division's ANCHOR page for all filing information. Due to high call volume, the ANCHOR and Homestead Benefit Hotline may be unable to take your call at certain times. If that occurs, please try your call at another time. Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
ANCHOR replaces the Homestead Benefit program.
This program provides property tax relief to New Jersey residents who owned or rented their principal residence (main home) on October 1, 2019, and met the income limits.
You are considered a homeowner if, on October 1, 2019, you:
You are considered a tenant if, on October 1, 2019, you:
You do not qualify if you lived in tax-exempt, subsidized, or campus housing.
Applicable Laws and Rules
P.L.1990, c.61 (c.54:4-8.59), P.L. 2004, c.40, P.L. 2007, c.62