Tax Assistance for the Elderly or Disabled

Tax Assistance for Elderly and Disabled Homeowners
Washington homeowners who were sixty-five or older by December 31, 2019, or who are receiving Social Security disability payments may be eligible for credit on their Real Estate tax. Their home in Washington must be their principal residence and their total income including Social Security must be less than:

  • Single $37,000
  • Married $45,100

Applications are available February 1 at the Assessor's office and must be filed by May 15th, 2020 for credit applied to the July 2020 billing. Click here for Homeowner Application.

For Elderly or Totally Disabled Homeowners, as defined above, who have annual income that is slightly higher than income limits shown above, the Town of Washington offers a 'Town benefit' program.  Property owners must meet eligibility requirements shown above and must also have resided in and paid real estate taxes to the Town of Washington for 3 years prior to their application.  The application link is shown above.  Please contact the Assessor's Office for more information:

  • Single $37,000
  • Married-$45,100

Tax Assistance for Elderly or Disabed Renters
Maximum income requirements:

  • Single  $37,000
  • Married  $45,100

Renters in Washington who meet the income guidelines above may be eligible for a partial refund from the State of Connecticut. Additional requirements include residence in Connecticut for a one year period prior to filing and 35% of the total rent and utility payments must exceed 5% of annual income.

Persons 65 years of age by December 31, 2019 and persons receiving total disability awards from Social Security who are eligible to apply. Applications must be filed between April 1 and October 1, 2020. Click here for Renters Rebate Application.

Exemptions for Blind Persons and/or Totally Disabled Persons
The blind exemption must be applied for by October 1st of this year to insure that it will be on for the October 1, 2019 grand list.  Total disability exemption must be applied for by January 31st to insure it will be applied to the October 1, 2019 grand list

  • For the blind exemption (CGS Sect.12-81(17)) - a “certificate of legal blindness” is required and can be obtained from the State of Connecticut, board of education and services for the blind located in Windsor, CT. The exemption is $3,000.
  • For social security total disability (CGS Sect. 12-81(55)) – a copy of the original award letter stating when disability began is required. The exemption is $1,000.

All applications are also available at the assessor’s office, at 2 Bryan Plaza and will pertain to owners of property on the October 1st, 2019 grand list.