The applications for the FY2022 Senior Work Off Abatement Program were available starting July 1, 2021, and the deadline to apply is Monday, August 2 at 5:00 p.m. Applications will be collected and reviewed at the Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center at 25 Winthrop Ave. in Revere. Please note that this is a different location than in 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 Office of Elder Affairs Director Deb Peczka. “We look forward to assisting our seniors with their applications and we are happy to answer any questions they may have.” (Applications are also available online at www.revere.org/seniorworkoff.)
In order to qualify, Revere residents must be at least 60 years of age and 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 Brian 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.”
If more than 100 applicants apply for the Senior Work Off Abatement Program, a public lottery shall be conducted in August. The date has not yet been chosen. Please call 781-286-8156 if you have any questions about the program.