Senior Citizen Work-Off Abatement Program FY 2019

Mayor Brian Arrigo is pleased to announce the City of Revere will be accepting applications on July 1st for the Senior Citizen Work-Off Abatement Program Fiscal Year 2019. This program provides the opportunity for 50 seniors to work for a $750 property tax abatement and another 50 seniors to work for a $500 water bill credit.

The program will offer qualified seniors the opportunity to contribute 68 hours throughout various city departments for Property Tax abatements or 45.5 hours for Water bill credits.

“The Work-Off Abatement helps provide a break for residents that need it most,” said Mayor Arrigo. “I understand this program is a modest relief. This year’s implementation of the Senior Tax Exemption will provide further support to benefit a wider range of seniors in our community.”

In order to qualify for the program, Revere residents must be at least 60 years of age, assessed owner of the property, and income shall not exceed $45,000 for individual applicants or exceed $55,000 for married applicants. Residents will be required to provide a copy of ONE of the following: birth certificate, driver’s license or passport.

In the event more than 100 applicants apply for the Senior Abatement Program, a public lottery shall be conducted on August 21st at 1:00 p.m. (tentative date).

Applications will be available at the Mayor’s Office or Assessor’s office on Monday July 2nd and here.

Mayor Arrigo and the Assessor Department will hold a series of workshops on Thursday July 12th & July 19th at 11:00 AM at the Rossetti- Cowan Senior Center, 25 Winthrop Ave., to help qualified seniors apply for the program and the Senior Tax Exemption.

The deadline for submission of the completed application is August 1, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.