Elderly & Disabled Renter Rebate

Renters Rebate

The Town of Westbrook will be accepting applications for the State of Connecticut’s Renter’s Tax Relief (Renters’ Rebate) Program. 

Applications will be accepted between April 1 and October 1, 2021.

This program provides a one-time yearly reimbursement for CT renters based on income, rent and utilities that were paid from the previous year (2020). Persons renting an apartment or room, or living in cooperative housing or a mobile home may be eligible for this program if:

  • The renter and/or spouse is at least 65 years old as of December 31, 2020 OR is at least 50 years old and the widow/widower of a previously approved applicant OR is under 65 and  totally disabled and receiving benefits under a federal, state or local retirement program which contains requirements comparable to those of the Social Security Administration.
  • Applicant may have rented elsewhere in Connecticut for all or some portion of the year proceeding the year of filing, but must file in the town in which they reside during the filing period.
  • Income limits are determined annually by the State of Connecticut. “Income” is defined as income from all sources, including tax-exempt interest and Social Security. For the 2021 application period, 2020 income from all sources is considered. The income limits for 2020 are $45,800 for married and $37,600 for single applicants.