Homestead Benefit Program
Current Year (2011) Homestead Benefit. Most eligible homeowners will receive their 2011 homestead benefit as a credit applied to property tax bills in August 2013. Those homeowners who either sold their home prior to filing the homestead benefit application, or whose principal residence was a unit in a co-op or continuing care retirement community will be issued a benefit in the form of a check or direct deposit in August 2013. Tenants will not receive a 2011 rebate. The deadline for filing 2011 applications was December 14, 2012.
Eligibility requirements for the 2011 homeowner benefit:
2010 Homestead Benefit. The deadline for filing 2010 applications was November 7, 2011. Eligible homeowners received their homestead benefit for 2010 as a credit applied to their February 2012 property tax bills. Tenants did not receive a 2010 rebate.
Check the Status (Amount) of Your Homestead Benefit