Services

    ENERGY ASSISTANCE FOR 18/19 FALL&WINTER SEASON

    Applications for the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program are being taken at the New London office of TVCCA. Appointments are required. Please call 860-444-0006. The Senior Center office will assist the
    Senior and Disabled population of East Lyme with their applications. You must call the Senior Center office to obtain your appointment.
    Appointments will be made at Twin Haven and the AHEPA housing complexes for those residents. Watch for notices.

    TAX RELIEF FOR ELDERLY AND TOTALLY DISABLED RENTERS

    The Renter Rebate Program through the State of CT provides a rebate for renters who are elderly or disabled. Applications for the Renters Rebate Program are available until Oct 1st. Please call the Senior Center for an appointment. In order to receive a renter rebate:
    1. An applicant or the spouse must be 65 or older; or be 100% disabled (per Social Security);
    or be 50 and a surviving spouse.
    2. Must have lived in Connecticut for 1 year.
    3. Total 2017 income which includes Social Security must not exceed:
    Married $43,000
    Single $35,300
    If you collect Social Security, you must provide your SSA1099 for 2017.
    4. 35% of the applicant’s annual rent and utility payments must exceed 5% of the applicant’s income.
    Proof of income received and rent and utility payments made in calendar year 2017 must be provided.

    TAX RELIEF FOR ELDERLY & TOTALLY DISABLED RENTERS

    TAX RELIEF FOR ELDERLY AND TOTALLY DISABLED RENTERS

    The Renter Rebate Program through the State of CT provides a rebate for renters who are elderly or disabled. Applications for the Renters Rebate Program are available starting April 1st and ending October 1st. Please call the Senior Center for an appointment.  In order to receive a renter rebate:

    1. An applicant or the spouse must be 65 or older; or be 100% disabled (per Social Security);

    or be 50 and a surviving spouse.

    1. Must have lived in Connecticut for 1 year.
    2. Total 2017 income which includes Social Security must not exceed:

    Married $43,000

    Single $35,300

    1. Thirty-five percent of the applicant’s annual rent must exceed 5% of the applicant’s income.

    Proof of income received and rent and utility payments made in calendar year 2017 must be provided.

    If you collect Social Security, you must provide your SSA1099 for 2017.

     

     

    ENERGY ASSISTANCE FOR 17/18 FALL & WINTER SEASON

    Please be advised that the fuel delivery authorization deadline for the CT Energy Assistance Program has been extended from Thursday, March 15th, 2018 to Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018.

    Applications for the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program are being taken at the New London office of TVCCA.  Appointments are required.  Please call 860-444-0006. The Senior Center office will assist the Senior and Disabled population of East Lyme with their applications. You must call the Senior Center

    office to obtain your appointment. Documentation will be required in order to apply for this program. You can get information about what needs to be provided by calling the Senior Center office at 860-739-5859.

    To be eligible:

    1. In a one-person household, income can be NO greater than $34,366. In a two-person household, income can be NO greater than $44,941.
    2. If you are a renter, the first $12,000.00 in liquid assets is disregarded. Any amount over that limit, when added to the annual gross income must be below the income guidelines.
    3. If you are a homeowner, the first $15,000.00 in liquid assets is disregarded. Any amount over that limit, when added to the annual gross income must be below the income guidelines.

    Please remember all members of the household who receive income must report their income.

     

    SENIOR & DISABLED HOMEOWNERS’ TAX RELIEF

    The State of Connecticut offers a state run Elderly Tax Benefit known as the Circuit Breaker. It is for

    eligible real estate taxpayers with the Town of East Lyme. To apply, you must have reached the age of 65 prior to December 31, 2017 or be totally disabled if under the age of 65. You are applying for a credit on the taxes due on your primary residence in East Lyme. Under the law, Social Security income MUST be declared and the program requires you to provide information regarding all GROSS income received during 2017. The new income limit, including GROSS income and Social Security:

    $43,000 for married couples and $35,300 for single persons.

    LOCAL TAX CREDIT OPTION:

    Also, the Town of East Lyme provides on Additional Tax Relief for elderly and totally

    disabled homeowners. For further information, contact the Assessor’s Office at the Town Hall.

    Filing dates for the above programs are February 1, through May 15, 2017.

    Applications available at the Assessor’s Office in the East Lyme Town Hall. There is also a Veteran’s Exemption that is available. For more information, contact the Assessor’s Office.