FY2022 Senior Work Off Abatement Program Applications Available Starting July 1
June 29, 2021
Applications to be collected at Revere Council on Aging, deadline to apply is August 2
REVERE – The applications for the FY2022 Senior Work-Off Abatement Program are available starting Thursday, July 1, 2021 and the deadline to apply is Monday, August 2 at 5:00 PM. Applications will be collected and reviewed at the Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center at 25 Winthrop Ave in Revere. Please note, this is a different location than prior years. This program provides the opportunity for 50 seniors to work for a $750 property tax reduction and another 50 seniors to work for a $500 water bill credit.
“Starting July 1, instead of going to City Hall, our seniors can visit us at the Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center to pick up or hand in their Senior Work Off applications,” said Deb Peczka, Director of Elder Services. “We look forward to assisting our seniors with their applications and we are happy to answer any questions they may have.”
In order to qualify, Revere residents must be at least 60 years of age, an assessed owner of their property, and have an income lower than $78,492 for individual applicants or $95,935 for married applicants. Applicants must provide proof of age through a birth certificate, copy of driver’s license, or passport. They must also provide proof of income (current 2020 income tax returns, social security statement, etc.) and a proof of residency (i.e. utility bill, cell phone bill). The tax abatement received under this program may be in addition to any other property tax exemptions for which the senior is eligible.
“Every year, the Senior Work Off program aids seniors who are looking to get involved in City services while also getting a reduction on their real estate or water bills,” said Mayor Arrigo. “I hope streamlining the program through the Senior Center will introduce more seniors to the Council on Aging, which has grown substantially since Deb Peczka took a leadership role.”
In the event more than 100 applicants apply for the Senior Abatement Program, a public lottery shall be conducted in August. The date has not yet been chosen. Applications are also available online at www.revere.org/seniorworkoff. Please call 781-286-8156 if you have any questions about the program.