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Senior Citizen/Surviving Spouse, CU Partner or Domestic Partner/Disabled Person Deduction

Annual Benefit: $250.00

File this claim with the Tax Assessor’s Office.

Eligibility Requirements: Eligibility for this deduction is established prior to the calendar tax year for which the deduction is claimed.

  1. Property ownership as of October 1 of pretax year; and
     
  2. New Jersey citizenship as of October 1 of pretax year; and
     
  3. Residence in dwelling as of October 1 pretax year and residence in New Jersey for one (1) year immediately prior to October 1 of pretax year; and one or more of the following:
     
    Senior citizen age 65 or more as of December 31 of pretax year; or
     
    Permanent and total disability as of December 31 of pretax year; or
     
    Surviving spouse age 55 or more as of December 31 of pretax year and at the time of spouse’s death.
     
  4. Income, including spouse's income, will not exceed $10,000.00 per tax year excluding, with restrictions, Social Security, Federal and State pensions, and disability income. You will be required to file a Post-Tax Year Income Statement (Form PD5) on or before March 1 each year of the year immediately following the tax year for which deduction was claimed or received. The form confirms your post-tax year income and anticipates current tax year income.

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