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    SENIOR & DISABLED HOMEOWNERS’ TAX RELIEF 2021 ***Deadline May 15***

    The State of Connecticut offers a state run Elderly Tax Benefit known as the Circuit Breaker. It is for eligible real estate taxpayers within the Town of East Lyme. To apply, you must have reached the age of 65 prior to December 31, 2020 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 2020.

    The new income limit, including GROSS income and Social Security:

    $45,800 for married couples and

    $37,600 for single persons.

                            LOCAL TAX CREDIT OPTION:

    Also, the Town of East Lyme provides on Additional Tax Relief for elderly and totally disabled homeowners. The new income limit, including GROSS income and Social Security is

    $45,800 regardless of marital status.  For further information, contact the Assessor’s Office at the Town Hall.

     

    Filing dates for the above programs are February 1, through May 15, 2021.

    Please note, due to COVID-19 restrictions, if you are already on the program, you do not need to re-apply this year. You will be automatically renewed and will not have to reapply until 2023. Anyone new will need to contact the Assessor’s Office to an appointment and you will be met outside.

    The Town Hall is currently closed to the public.  There is also a Veteran’s Exemption that is available. For more information, contact the Assessor’s Office.

     

     

    Tue. April 13th at 1pm- Webinar: Understanding Arthritis

    Join our interactive class right from the comfort of your phone, computer, or tablet and learn more about dietary factors, free radicals and trauma can cause arthritis as well as how arthritis is diagnosed and what you can do to prevent it. Presented by Evan Gross, exercise physiologist, GoodLife Fitness. Q&A with the expert will follow the presentation

    To register for any HHC virtual class, please call 1-855-442-4373 or visit hartfordhealthcare.org/virtualclasses. Once registered you will receive an email with easy instructions on joining the virtual class.

    Sponsored by: Hartford HealthCare

    Transportation News- Senior Center

    On July 6th, the Senior Center will resume limited
    transit service. Due to COVID-19, the service will
    begin with only 1 passenger allowed on the vehicle at
    a time. All passengers must wear a mask unless there
    is a medical contraindication. The revised schedule
    will be:
    Monday:  the south part of town can go to Waterford/
    New London
    Tuesday:  the south part of town can go the grocery
    stores/pharmacies/bank
    Wednesday:  the north part of town can go to Waterford/
    New London
    Thursday:   the north part of town can to the grocery
    stores/pharmacies/bank
    Friday:   will be left open to try and accommodate any
    requests that could not be fulfilled during the
    week

    Medical appointments are a priority. All other ride
    requests will be scheduled around those. If you have a
    medical appointment, reserve with the Senior Center
    office as soon as you can. This schedule will remain in
    effect for the month of July and will be re-evaluated
    in August. You must be registered for this service.