Darien senior citizens and disabled people who are renters may be eligible for a rent rebate from the State of Connecticut for the year 2011. Applications will be accepted from May 25, 2012 through Sept.15, 2012 at the Darien Social Service Department.

Eligibility requirements: One-year residency in Connecticut, age 65 as of Dec. 31, 2011 or receive Social Security Disability. Income guidelines are: Married couple must not exceed $39,500 and unmarried people must not exceed $32,300.

All income including Social Security (Social Security Form SSA-1099) must be reported and documented. This includes, but not limited to: Pensions, interest on bank accounts, dividends and wages. If a 2011 Federal Income Tax Return was filed, a copy is required.

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Proof of rent and utility payments is required for every month you were renting. Receipts or canceled checks are acceptable.

For more information and to make an appointment call Social Services at 203-656-7328.