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State of NJ Programs

Homestead Benefit Program

The State of NJ has mailed out the 2017 Homestead Benefit applications which should be arriving in your mail around September 14th. The deadline for filing a Homestead application is Monday, December 2, 2019.

Senior Freeze (Property Tax Reimbursement):

The Division of Taxation mailed applications for the 2018 Senior Freeze (Property Tax Reimbursement) to senior citizens and disabled residents who may be eligible for the program. The deadline for filing the applications is October 31, 2019.

If you apply: Checks to eligible applicants expected to be sent on or before:
Before May 1, 2019 July 15, 2019
Between May 2 – June 1, 2019 Sept. 1, 2019
Between June 2 – Sept. 1, 2019 Nov. 1, 2019
Between Sept. 2 – Oct. 31, 2019 Dec. 1, 2019
  • For general information, to receive an application, or to check the status of a filed application, go online to and select “Senior Freeze” or call 1-800-882-6597.
  • Visit a Regional Information Center: For locations go to and select “Contact Us”
  • Text Telephone Service (TTY/TDD) for Hearing-Impaired Users: 1-800-286-6613 or 609-984-7300
  • Taxation email address for Senior Freeze and general questions:

2018 Eligibility Requirement: Click on the linked document below.

Tax Relief Program:


Last Updated: Wed, 09/11/2019 - 4:15pm