The New Jersey Treasurer’s Office has extended the Senior Freeze Program's filing deadline from November 2 to December 31 — a welcome development because many seniors were scrambling to meet the original date.
Nevertheless, there is still a need for applications to be prepared as soon as possible. The treasurer’s office requires a certification from a qualifying senior's local tax collector that past property taxes have been paid, which may cause some delay. In many cases, it may require a trip to the local tax collector’s office to get the necessary paperwork completed.
If you are uncertain if your application was already received by the state, call the New Jersey Senior Freeze Hotline at 1-800-882-6597. Replacement forms are available from the state, if needed.
If you are planning to apply for Senior Freeze this year, the sooner you file, the quicker you will receive your check.
Ellen Steinberg and Peter Humphreys
For additional information on how to qualify for Senior Freeze and other property tax relief programs, visit the Senior Citizens Council website at njseniorcouncil.com or watch the video below:
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