SCHE gives property tax help to senior homeowners. It lowers the taxes of seniors who own one to three homes, condos, or coop apartments.
- Applications must be postmarked by March 15th for benefits to begin on July 1st each year
- Requires proof of age, income, and tax deduction
- If your property qualifies for SCHE and the Disabled Homeowners Exemption (DHE), you will only be granted SCHE; you cannot get both
- All owners must be 65 years of age or older, unless the property is owned by spouse or sibling, who doesn’t need to meet this age requirement
- Determine the borough, block, and lot (BBL) for your property
To be eligible for SCHE, you should be able to answer yes to all of these questions:
- Are all owners 65 years of age or older, OR is the property owned by spouse or sibling, who doesn’t need to meet this age requirement?
- Is the property your primary residence?
- Is the combined income for all owners less than or equal to $58,399?
- Income does NOT include SSI or Cash Assistance benefits.
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