Senior Property Tax Exemption

Tell Your Legislator to Stand Up for Senior Homeowners

We need you to take action today. AARP wants you to ask your legislator to:

-          Increase the income eligibility.  Currently, in order to qualify, an applicant needs to be 61 years or older and living on a household income of less than $40,000 a year. Most seniors who are married and have a small pension and social security easily exceed the qualifying income amount.

-          Streamline the application process and increase awareness about the program. Currently, the program requires numerous documents to be printed and submitted making it difficult for seniors without internet access to apply.

-          Uniformity of the program. The program needs to be fair and indexed to the economic level of individual counties across the state.

-          Prevent exploitation of the system. Currently, there are individuals who are “gaming” the system by purchasing homes, waiting for the 60 day residency period and putting a qualifying senior on the title of the home but never occupying the home.

The goal is to keep seniors in their homes as long as possible because it is where they want to be and, in the long run, it is far less expensive for a senior to remain in their home than to live in an institutional setting.

Take action today! E-mail or call your legislator and tell them to stand up for senior homeowners.

Senator Manka Dhingra (D) 45th
(360) 786-7672

Representative Pat Sullivan (D) 47th
(360) 786-7858

Representative Kristine Reeves (D) 30th
(360) 786-7830

Representative Kristine Lytton (D) 40th
(360) 786-7800

Senator Reuven Carlyle (D) 36th
(360) 786-7670

Senator Joe Fain (R) 47th
(360) 786-7692

Senator Christine Rolfes (D) 23rd
(360) 786-7644

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