TRENTON – The Division of Taxation has mailed Senior Freeze checks worth $184.9 million to 152,209 senior and disabled homeowners around New Jersey, according to State Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff.
“Governor Christie is committed to ensuring that everyone who is eligible receives property tax relief through the Senior Freeze program,” the Treasurer said. “This year, Senior Freeze checks will average about $1,213 per recipient.”
To give eligible New Jersey residents the maximum opportunity to take advantage of the State’s property tax relief benefits, Governor Chris Christie has extended the filing deadline for the Senior Freeze program to Sept. 15.
“The State’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget dedicates $203 million for the Senior Freeze,” said Michael Bryan, Director of the Division of Taxation. “We urge all residents who are eligible for this valuable benefit to be sure to apply before the Sept. 15 deadline.”
The Senior Freeze, officially known as the Property Tax Reimbursement Program, is available to home- owners or mobile homeowners who have low to moderate incomes and are 65 or older or receiving federal Social Security Disability benefits. The reimbursement payment is designed to shield homeowners living on fixed or limited incomes from the impact of property tax increases.
To find out more about the Senior Freeze Program, go to: http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/ptr/buffer.shtml
Senior Freeze (Property Tax Reimbursement) Hotline – 1‐800‐882‐6597 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays
Automated Tax Information System – 1‐800‐323‐4400, available every day, around the clock
Text Telephone Service for the Hearing Impaired – 1‐800‐286‐6613 or 609‐984‐7300.