You may be eligible if you met these requirements:
*If you were not a homeowner on October 1, 2016, you are not eligible for a Homestead Benefit, even if you owned a home for part of the year.
You are not eligible unless you are required to pay property taxes on your home.
For example, you are not eligible if you:
You are not eligible for a benefit for a vacation home, a "second home," or a property you owned and rented to someone else. If you owned more than one property in New Jersey, only file the application for the property that was your principal residence on October 1, 2016.
Note: We do not send Homestead Benefit filing information to homeowners whose New Jersey Gross Income for the application year was more than the income limits established by the State Budget.