Renters Rebate Program Available for Senior Citizens and Those with Disabilities

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Darien senior citizens and/or disabled people who are renters may be eligible for a rent rebate from the State of Connecticut for the year 2015.

The program begins April 1, 2016 and will continue through Sept. 30, 2016 at the Darien Human Services Dept.

Dave Brubeck https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dave_Brubeck_2005_in_Ludwigshafen_2_fcm.jpg

The late Dave Brubeck, a Wilton resident, performing in Germany in 2005, at the age of 85. (We doubt he would’ve been eligible for this program, but we thought it’s a nice picture — by Frank C. Müller on Wikimedia Commons.)

Eligibility requirements: One-year residency in Connecticut, age 65 as of Dec. 31, 2015 or receives Social Security Disability. Income guidelines are: Married couple must not exceed $42,900 and unmarried not exceed $35,200

All income including Social Security (Social Security Form SSA-1099) must be reported and documented. This includes, but not limited to: Pensions, interest on bank accounts, dividends and wages. If a 2015 Federal Income Tax Return was filed, a copy is required.

Proof of rent and utility payments is required for every month you were renting. Receipts or canceled checks are acceptable. For more information and to make an appointment call Human Services at 203-656-7328

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Editor’s note: This article originally was published April 5. The time stamp has been changed to put the link to it back on the home page.