Darien senior citizens and/or disabled people who are renters may be eligible for a rent rebate from the State of Connecticut for the year 2010. Applications are available at the Darien Social Service Department through Sept. 15.

Eligibility requirements are one-year residency in Connecticut; age 65 as of Dec. 31, 2010; or receives Social Security Disability. In order to qualify, married residents must not exceed $39,500, unmarried residents not exceed $32,300.

All income, including Social Security (Social Security Form SSA-1099) must be reported and documented. This includes, but is not limited to: Pensions; interest on bank accounts; dividends; and wages. If a 2010 Federal Income Tax Return was filed, a copy is required.

Proof of rent and utility payments is required for each month of rent. Receipts or canceled checks are acceptable.

For more information call Social Services at 203-656-7328.

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