2022 Senior Freeze Applications -(Property Tax Reimbursement)
2022 Senior Freeze.
Eligible Applicants: Deadline to file the 2022 Property Tax Reimbursement Application is October 31, 2023.
Income Limit: Your total annual income (combined if you were married or in a civil union and lived in the same home) was:
For 2021: $94,178 or less (Single or Married/CU couple)
For 2022: $99,735 or less (Single or Married/CU couple)
Other criteria applies.
Age/Disability: You (or your spouse/civil union partner) were 65 or older on December 31, 2021; or actually receiving Federal Social Security disability benefit payments, on or before December 31, 2021.
Residency: You lived in New Jersey continuously since December 31, 2011 or earlier, as a homeowner or a renter.Home Ownership: Homeowners: You owned and lived in your home since December 31, 2018, or earlier (and you still owned and lived in that home on December 31, 2022). Mobile Home Owners: You leased a site in a mobile home park where you placed a manufactured or mobile home that you owned since December 31, 2018, or earlier (and still lived in that home/leased the site on December 31, 2022) or 2021 by June 1, 2022, and the 2022 property taxes must be paid by June 1, 2023.
Attention ANCHOR Applicants
The deadline for filing your ANCHOR benefit application is February 28, 2023. We will begin paying ANCHOR benefits in the late Spring of 2023. ANCHOR payments will be paid in the form of a direct deposit or check, not as credits to property tax bills. Homeowners who filed a Homestead Benefit application last year may be able to obtain their ID and PIN numbers online. Renters/Tenants do not need an ID or PIN number to file. Visit the Division’s ANCHOR page for all filing information.
The ANCHOR call center will have extended hours through February 28, 2023. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. until February 25, 2023.
The ANCHOR call center will also provide assistance on February 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and on February 28 from 8:30 a.m. to midnight.
The Trenton Regional Information Center will have extended hours for in-person ANCHOR assistance on February 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and on February 28 from 8:30 a.m. to midnight. You do not need an appointment. Be sure to bring your government issued photo ID.
Medicare Counseling/State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
Assistance is available to help you understand Medicare coverage’s including Part A & B Supplemental Insurance, Medicare Advantage Plans (HMO’S), & Part D Drug coverage. Assistance is also available for medical claims, appeals & hospital billing problems & employer health plans in conjunction with Medicare. SHIP services are available to those with Medicare and their caregivers or representatives. Contact Darlene at 732-329-4000 x7676
732 832.7535 x 306 Fax: 732.324.1301
313 State Street 3rd Floor Perth Amboy 08861
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program(LIHEAP) 732 832.7535 help for low-income households meet home heating and medically necessary cooling costs. The maximum monthly income to qualify for a household of 1 in 2023 is $3,464 and for a household of 2 is $4,530.
Provides energy assistance to moderate and fixed-income households experiencing a financial crisis. Eligibility is based on household size and income. Participants are families and individuals who do not qualify for Federal and State assistance programs due to the household’s income. NJ SHARES Grant amounts can be up to $700 for heating source (natural gas – including cooking gas and electric heat), and can be up to $500 for electric service. Grants must result in continuance and/or restoration of service. Applicants must demonstrate a temporary financial need and a history of good-faith payments to their energy provider.
To apply click here – or call 866-657-4273
TRUE Grant – New Program 732. 982.8710
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities has created a brand new program called Temporary Relief for Utility Expenses (TRUE) Program funding to the Affordable Housing Alliance (AHA). This one-time TRUE Grant assistance, administered by the AHA, is intended for low to middle income New Jersey residents who are struggling to pay their electric and natural gas bills. The maximum grant is $750 for electric and $750 for gas service, depending on your balance owed. Funds will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.
How to Apply:
Applications are available at the South Brunswick Senior Center or may be downloaded and submitted online at www.pseg.com/help or call 1-855-465-8783. Applications are also available at all PSE&G Customer Service Centers.
The following list of telephone service providers participate in Lifeline Assistance and Link Up programs in New Jersey:
Jersey Assistance for Community Caregiving (JACC) Program
JACC- is a program that provides in-home services to seniors at risk of placement in a nursing facility. JACC includes an array of services designed to supplement assistance given by the individual’s caregiver network. Participants work together with a care manager to develop a plan of care to best meet their needs.If you any questions regarding these services please call Middlesex County Office on Aging & Disabled Services at 732-745-3295.
NJ Veterans Memorial Homes
Provide Long Term Care, Respite Care, and Adult Day Care… If you are responsible for the long term care and well being of a New Jersey veteran, a New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home may be the right nursing home choice for your love one. Residents receive compassionate medical and nursing care 24 hours a day as well as a variety of on site recreational programs and off site trips. Services also include barber services, transportation, library, chapel, rec rooms and snack bars. Respite care is also available for caretakers who need a rest from the stress of caring for a veteran at home. Currently there are three homes located in New Jersey which are in the following locations Paramus, 201-967-7676, x294, Menlo Park in Edison 732-452-4272, and Vineland 856-696-6357.
Property Tax Exemption for Disabled Veterans:
Full exemption from property taxes on a principal residence for certain totally and permanently disabled war veterans and their unmarried surviving spouses. Unmarried surviving spouses of service persons who died on wartime active duty may also qualify. This benefit is administered by the local municipality.
Water and Sewer Senior /Disabled Deduction
Any person residing in a dwelling owned by her/him to whom water and/or sewer services are charged may be eligible for a 20% deduction if they are 65 or more years or less then 65 years of age and disabled according the Federal Social Security Act. Applications for customers already receiving discount will be mailed. Applications are available at the center or by calling the Water&Sewer Department at 732.329.4000 x7329
Need Help? Start Here — Dial 211 or NJ 211 Website
Connect with a caring professional who knows community resources. When you dial 2-1-1 you will reach a live operator at a non emergency hotline 24 hours a day. The hotline assists callers with free and confidential help. The operator can link the consumer to private and government agencies located in their community. Whether it’s nursing care, emergency assistance, Housing, Respite Care, Transportation, Support Groups confidential help is available 24/7.
INFORMATION & REFERRAL – We have a comprehensive listing of information on programs and services available to seniors and the disabled population of South Brunswick, including entitlement programs, senior discounts, housing alternatives, support services & more. Please make an appointment for benefit assistance, Food Stamps, PAAD, SLMB, home energy, property tax rebate, etc. If you need assistance with applying for any of the above please contact Darlene at 732-329-4000 x7676.
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Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
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540 Ridge Road
Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
Call Us - 732-329-4000