Renters Rebate Program

Renters Rebate Program

The basic guidelines of the State's Renters Rebate program are below.  Detailed information can be found on the State's website or in the Renters Question and Answer BookletLetter from OPM concerning important issues.

Application Period

Applications ae accepted through September 30, 2024 in the Assessor's Office.  We accept applications between 9am and 4pm but ask that you avoid the hours between 12 and 2.

Important Changes to the Program Effective July 1, 2024

• Application Deadline is now Monday, September 30th.
• All applications must be received by the municipality's assessor's office or social service agency not later than September 30th.
• There is no longer a provision to request an extension of time to file due to a medical condition.
• Renter Rebate Payment Checks will be processed by November 30th.
• OPM Notice of changes effective July 1, 2024

Basic Guidelines

  1. Applicant must have resided in Connecticut for any one-year period prior to filing an application for a partial rebate of his/her rent and utility bills.
  2. Applicant, or spouse if domiciled together, must have been 65 years of age by the end of the calendar year preceding the filing period; or be 50 years of age or older and the surviving spouse of a renter, who at the time of his/her death, had qualified and was entitled to tax relief under this chapter, provided the spouse was domiciled with the renter at the time of his/her death. Responsibility for proof rests with the surviving spouse. Persons under 65 years of age who are receiving Social Security Disability or disability benefits deemed comparable by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management are also eligible (Government or Railroad disability plans). Applications filed under the disability provision must be accompanied by current proof of disability.
  3. Applicant’s qualifying income in the calendar year 2023 must not exceed $43,800 if unmarried, or $53,400 if married or other. For married couples or other, unless legally separated, income for both husband and wife must be counted in establishing qualifying income, regardless of living arrangements
  4. Applicant shall not have received financial aid or subsidy from state, county or municipal funds, excluding Social Security receipts, energy assistance, SSI payments, veteran’s benefits, subsidized housing accommodations and DSS cash assistance. The cash assistance received, if less than the Renter's Rebate, will be deducted from the check, provided it leaves $10.00 or more. If the check is not $10.00 or more it will not be sent.
  5. Five percent (5%) of applicant’s qualifying income must not exceed thirty-five percent (35%) of his/her total rental and utility payments. If it does, there will be no Rebate check.