PROPERTY TAX ASSISTANCE NOW OFFERED LOW-INCOME SENIORS, DISABLED CAN GET HELP WITH PAPERWORK.
PALMDALE -- Low-income elderly and disabled homeowners and renters can get help applying for state aid to pay property taxes.
The state pays up to $472.60 a year for homeowners and $347.50 for renters who are age 62 or older, blind or disabled, and who made less than $40,811 last year.
Volunteers trained by the Franchise Tax Board of California will assist qualified applicants in completing the required paperwork.
People must bring proof of income, such as Social Security benefit statement, Supplemental Security Income, W-2s forms, 1099 forms, interest statements, and 2005 income tax returns.
Homeowners must have resided in the home on Dec. 31 and also bring in their 2005-2006 property tax statement.
People must also bring in proof of age and citizenship or residency status.
Claims will be filled out from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays in the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 10 at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12.
Because of very limited seating space and fire safety regulations, people should not bring children under 14 years of age to the centers.