Increase in income limits for SCHE and DHE programs

August 25, 2017

 

Alex Ryley

Director, Elderly Project

Today, the Mayor signed legislation that will increase the income eligibility to qualify for the Senior Citizen and Disabled Homeowners’ Exemption programs.  The new income threshold is $58,399. 

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 one's home from taxation.

How to apply

Already receiving SCHE or DHE? Take no action, as any increases to the benefit will appear on the January 2018 property tax bill—with a retroactive credit to July 1, 2017.
 
Previously denied because income was too high? Take no action, because if income is $58,399 or less, the Dep't of Finance will apply the benefit to the account automatically, beginning with the January 2018 property tax bill—with a retroactive credit to July 1, 2017.

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