Wednesday is last day to file for homeowners tax credit benefit

The last day for filing applications for the Homeowners Tax Credit Program and the City of Milford Local Tax Credit Benefit is Wednesday, May15.

Last September, Milford adopted a new ordinance that improves Property Tax Relief for the Elderly and Disabled.

Mayor Ben Blake said, “The new and improved senior tax relief program helps ensure those seniors who have made our city great aren't driven from their homes while guaranteeing a fair and equitable tax structure for all Milford residents.”

Eligibility for benefits is based on applicant’s proof of ownership as of October 1, 2012, resident status and financial eligibility. A qualified applicant must be 65 years of age by December 31, 2012. Persons under age 65 who are considered 100% Social Security Disabled (current printout from Social Security required) may also apply.

Maximum income guidelines for this year are: State Program, Single Person $33,500, Married Couple $40,900. Local Benefit Program, Single Person $48,500, Married Couple $55,900.

Applications are taken in the Assessor’s office located at the Parson’s Government Complex, 70 West River St. between the hours of 9:00AM and 12:00PM and 2:00PM to 4 p.m.