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State of NJ Programs

2018 HOMESTEAD BENEFIT PROGRAM (updated 5/10/2022)

2018 revised Homestead Benefit Credit tax bills were mailed out on April 11, 2022 for the taxes due May 1st to all taxpayers that filed by November 30, 2021.

2019 Homestead Credit application information is not available at this time; check back for updates here or contact the State directly:


The Division of Taxation has mailed applications for the 2021 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, 2022. The Tax Collector will have first-time filer applications available for taxpayers to be mailed out upon requests after April 4, 2022. Verification of Taxes PTR-1A or PTR-2A must be filled out in its entirety (Part I) by the applicant and place this page only in the mail or window drop box for the Tax Collector’s signature. DO NOT MAIL OR PLACE THE WHOLE BOOKLET APPLICATION IN THE WINDOW DROP BOX! Place Verification of Taxes (PTR-1A or PTR-2-A) in a sealed envelope in the drop box with your telephone number along with a self-addressed stamped return envelope. Please allow 2-3 weeks once received for completion. No application(s) will be completed during a tax quarter which lasts for 10-15 days; these need to be sent in two weeks prior to a tax quarter (upcoming tax qtrs. are Aug. 1st and Nov. 1st).

Instead of having the Tax Collector complete the PTR-1A or PTR-2A you may send in your required documents; see the instructions in the booklet for the same.

Senior/Disabled Person Freeze checks will be mailed to qualified applicants as follows:

If you applied Your check will be issued on or before:
Before May 1, 2022 July 15, 2022
Between May 1 – June 1, 2022 Sept. 1, 2022
Between June 2 – Sept. 1, 2022 Nov. 1, 2022
Between Sept. 2 – Oct. 31, 2022 Dec. 1, 2022


  • For general information, to receive an application, or to check the status of a filed application, go online to and select “Property Tax Relief” and then Senior Freeze Program or call 1-800-882-6597.
  • You must make an appointment to visit a Regional Information Center: For locations that are open, go to and select Contact Us;
  • Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf-Blind, Speech Disability: Visit or call 711;
  • Taxation email address for Senior Freeze and general questions:

2021 Eligibility Requirements: Click on the linked document below.


Last Updated: Wed, 05/11/2022 - 11:26am