Elderly Renter Assistance Checks On The Way

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.)


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Connecticut

The Latest UConn News
CT Business Spotlight

Listen Live