You may be eligible for a reimbursement if you met all the following requirements for each year from the base year through the application year. You may also check your 2018 Senior Freeze eligibility with our interactive questionnaire.
You (or your spouse/civil union partner) were:
You lived in New Jersey continuously since December 31, 2007, or earlier, as either a homeowner or a renter.
Homeowners. You owned and lived in your home since December 31, 2014, or earlier (and you still owned and lived in that home on December 31, 2018).
Mobile Home Owners. You leased a site in a mobile home park where you placed a manufactured or mobile home that you owned since December 31, 2014, or earlier (and still lived in that home/leased the site on December 31, 2018).If you moved from one New Jersey property to another and received a reimbursement for your previous residence for the last full year you lived there, you may qualify for an exception to re-applying to the Senior Freeze Program. Visit Requirements for Resuming Eligibility for more information.
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Homeowners. You paid the full amount of the property taxes due on your home.
Mobile Home Owners. You paid the full amount of mobile home park site fees due.
You met the income limits.
You are not eligible for a reimbursement on:
Life Estate (Life Tenancy). You are considered the owner of the property if you have life estate rights or hold a lease for 99 years or more. You must include with your application a copy of an official document (e.g., deed, lease) establishing your right to occupy the property.
Note: Property taxes due on your home must be paid by June 1 of the following year to be considered timely for this program.
The State Budget for FY2020 has been finalized and there were no changes made to the income limit established in the 2018 eligibility requirements. Applicants whose 2018 income did not exceed $89,013 are eligible to receive a reimbursement payment, provided they met all the other requirements.