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Elderly Renter Assistance Checks On The Way

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says more than 42,300 checks will soon be in the mail to elderly and disabled renters to help offset a portion of their expenses.

The $21.7 million for this year’s checks was released from the state’s accounts Friday for its Elderly Renters Rebate Program, which started in 1974 to help offset rent and utility costs.

The program is designed to help people ages 65 and older, or younger than 65 and disabled.

Married people whose annual income is less than $39,500 can receive $50 to $900, depending on their income. Single people with less than $32,300 in yearly income can receive $50 to $700.

People can apply each year between May 15 and Sept. 15 at their municipality’s social service agency or assessor’s office.

     (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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