Senior Citizen / Surviving Spouse

Qualifications For Applying For $250 Senior Citizen Deduction

  • To properly qualify for this deduction, you must be at least 65 years of age or older.
  • Applicant must reside in property as their principal place of residence.
  • Must be the owner or tenant - shareholder of property.
  • Annual income must be less than $10,000 - single or combined husband and wife. In most cases, social security is not counted if someone receives a government pension (federal, state, county, municipal, police, fireman, teacher, or military), please contact our office—there is an exclusion that can be deducted from either the pension or the social security. Call our office for details. If someone receives a railroad pension—please call our office for the amount to exclude. Income includes pensions, interest, salaries, rental income, inheritance, unemployment, etc.
  • You must meet all of the requirements as of October 1st of the pre-tax year to qualify for the current year. Example: October 1st of 2012 to qualify for 2013.
  • Applications can be obtained at:
    • Tax Assessor's Office
      2090 Greenwood Avenue
      P.O. Box 150
      Hamilton, NJ 08650
  • Questions can be directed to 609-890-3654 or 609-890-3657