Renters’ Rebate for Elderly and Disabled

April 28, 2017

Renters’ Rebate for Elderly and Disabled

From April 1st to October 1st Connecticut renters who are elderly or disabled and do not exceed certain income limits can receive rebates on the rent they have paid. Rebates can be up to $900 for married couples and $700 for single persons. The renters’ rebate amount is based on a graduated income scale and the amount of rent and utility payments (excluding telephone) made in the calendar year prior to the year in which the renter applies. Applications may be filed at the town social service agency or the Assessor’s Office.

If you have questions related to the Renters’ Rebate Program please call the program hotline at 860-418-6377.  If you are prompted to leave a message, please speak slowly and clearly, stating your name and phone number.  A program representative will get back to you as soon as they can.

If you need to fax paperwork related to the Renters’ Rebate Program, the fax number is 860-418-6493.


Recipient or spouse must be 65 years of age or older, or be 50 years of age or older and the surviving spouse of a renter who at the time of the renter’s death had qualified and was entitled to tax relief provided such spouse was domiciled with such renter at the time of the renters’ death, or 18 years of age or older and eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits. Applicants must meet a one year state residency requirement.