Disabled Tax Relief Program


Program Description

State law provides up to a $1,000 property tax exemption for property owners who are permanently and totally disabled. An applicant must be permanently and totally disabled and receiving Social Security disability benefits or benefits under a federal, state or local retirement program which contains disability requirements comparable to those of the Social Security Administration. He/she must provide satisfactory proof of total disability to the Assessor's Office prior to October 1 in order that the exemption may be granted.

The Homeowner Question & Answer Booklet is available for this program. The municipal Claim Form (M-42b) is also available.

Eligibility

All towns, cities, including the unconsolidated City of Groton and boroughs that provide property tax relief to resident property owners eligible for total disability payments under Social Security or other government retirement plans. (There are no income requirements but to qualify the property owner must be at least 18 years old. There is a tax relief exemption limit of $1,000 per person).

Statutory References: Connecticut General Statutes (CGS): Sections 12-94a and 12-81 subdivision (55).

Regulatory References: Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies: §12-94a-1 and §12-94a-2.

 

For Further Information, Please Contact:
Patrick Sullivan: phone (860) 418-6406 or patrick.j.sullivan@ct.gov