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