June 4, 2010

Vernon Connecticut Offers Renter's Rebate Program - Courant.com

Vernon Offers Renter's Rebate Program - Courant.com

VERNON – — The town's department of social services is advising low-income seniors and disabled residents of the state's offer of a one-time payment of up to $900 of their rent and utility expenses.

The yearly renter's rebate program, administered by the state Office of Policy and Management, uses income level and rent and utility costs to determine eligibility and the amount of the rebates, which range from $50 to $900.

The income limit for a single individual is $32,300 and for a couple is $39,500, annually. Also, 35 percent of what is paid on rent and utilities must be greater than 5 percent of the applicant's gross income. Applicants must be 65 or older or be disabled as outlined by Social Security guidelines.

The filling period is May 15 through Sept. 15 with the rebates being sent out after Nov. 1.

Last year, the town received 600 applications from residents who received a total of $265,800 in rebates. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the Vernon social services department.

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