March 10, 2021
The appraiser’s office accepts applications for tax relief programs for older and handicapped homeowners in the town hall, 355 Main St.
West Haven residents have until May 14th to apply for the programs based on their 2020 income.
The state program for elderly and disabled homeowners offers tax reduction benefits depending on income and marital status. To qualify, the applicant or spouse must be 65 years of age or older or permanently and completely disabled as defined by Social Security by December 31, 2020.
Income limits, including Social Security, are $ 45,800 for a couple and $ 37,600 for a single person.
To qualify for the West Haven Senior Tax Freeze program, applicants must be 70 years old by the end of 2020 and have lived in the city for at least 20 consecutive years.
The income limits without social security are $ 50,000 for a married couple and $ 35,000 for a single person. Those who are eligible for the program must reapply each year.
The assessor’s office will also accept requests for additional veteran exemptions through October 1st. The maximum income is $ 45,800 for a married applicant and $ 37,600 for a single applicant.