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WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR A 2013 HOMESTEAD BENEFIT?

You are eligible if:
  • You were a New Jersey resident; and

  • You owned and occupied a home in New Jersey that was your principal residence on October 1, 2013; and

  • The 2013 property taxes were paid on that home; and

  • Your 2013 New Jersey gross income was not more than $150,000 for homeowners 65 or older or blind or disabled; or $75,000 for homeowners under 65 and not blind or disabled.
You can file an application regardless of your income, but if it is more than the amounts above, we will deny your application.
If you were married or in a civil union, you must provide your spouse's/CU partner's social security number and birth year unless you maintained separate principal residences on October 1, 2013. Information on the Civil Union Act is available on the Division of Taxation's website.

HOW TO FILE

If you filed a 2012 Homestead Benefit Application for the property listed in your packet: Review the information on your 2013 Homestead Benefit Worksheet before entering your Identification Number and PIN. If anything is incorrect or has changed, including the mailing address, you will be able to modify it. For security reasons, only the last three digits of the social security number(s) previously provided are shown on the Worksheet. You must enter your entire social security number(s) as part of the filing process.
If this is the first time you are filing a Homestead Benefit Application for the property listed in your packet: Complete the 2013 Homestead Benefit Worksheet in your packet before entering your Identification Number and PIN. Read the instructions in the packet before completing the Worksheet.

IF YOU NEED MORE INFORMATION
Information on the Homestead Benefit Program is available on the Division's website, or you can call 1-888-238-1233 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except State holidays.
Note: If you did not receive a 2013 Homestead Benefit Application Packet and you owned a home in New Jersey on October 1, 2013, that was your principal residence, call the number above for help.


Enter your Identification Number and PIN from your 2013 Homestead Benefit Worksheet in the application packet.

Your Identification Number: (Required)
Enter ID number without dashes


 
Your PIN: (Required)
 


Updated: Friday, 08/21/2015

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