Thanks to recent changes in city and state law, homeowners with annual income of $58,399 or less are now eligible to receive the Senior Citizen Homeowners’ Exemption (SCHE) or Disabled Homeowners’ Exemption (DHE). Assembyman Steven Cymbrowitz, Chair of the Assembly’s Housing Committee and former Chair of the Aging Committee, is a multi-sponsor of this legislation to make it easier for fixed-income residents to afford their day-to-day-expenses and stay in their homes.
Who may be eligible:
• Seniors 65+ or disabled New Yorkers with annual income of $58,399 or less.
How it works:
• SCHE and DHE exempt 5 to 50% of the assessed value of your home from taxation.
How to apply:
Why YOU should apply:
• You could save hundreds of dollars or more on your property taxes this year!
Already receiving SCHE or DHE? Take no action! Any increases to your benefit will appear on your January 2018 property tax bill—with a retroactive credit to July 1, 2017.
Previously denied because your income was too high? Take no action! If your income is $58,399 or less, the benefit will be applied to your account automatically, beginning with your January 2018 property tax bill—with a retroactive credit to July 1, 2017.
For more information:
Contact Assemblyman Cymbrowitz
or visit his office at 1800 Sheepshead Bay Road, Monday–Thursday, 9 am–5 pm, Friday until 3 pm (5 pm starting September 8th).