Nassau Legislature proposes extension of property tax exemptions for seniors, people with limited incomes and people with disabilities

Filed this week, the measures would nearly double the maximum income eligibility level.


The Nassau County Legislature Minority Caucus has introduced legislation that will provide much-needed tax relief to income-eligible elderly and disabled homeowners in Nassau County.


Tabled this week, the measures would nearly double the maximum income eligibility level for seniors and people with limited incomes and property tax exemptions by raising the caps for both to $58,400. Previously, eligibility was capped at just $37,400. That changed on Monday, August 8, when Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law a measure, led locally by New York State Assemblywomen Michaelle Solages and Judy Griffin, that raises the maximum income eligibility cap and gives municipalities like Nassau County the opportunity to register.


“Our area’s high cost of living can make it extremely difficult for seniors and homeowners with disabilities to make ends meet,” said Nassau County Legislator Carrié Solages (D-Lawrence), who co- introduced exemption legislation for owners of homes for the elderly. “By making the property tax exemptions for seniors, people with limited incomes and with disabilities available to more homeowners, we are providing vital support to our most financially vulnerable residents.”


“As a legislator, I pledge to do everything in my power to make it easier for seniors and homeowners with disabilities who live on fixed incomes on Long Island and in the communities where they have established roots and deep relationships throughout their lives. lives,” said Nassau County Legislator Debra Mulé (D – Freeport), who co-introduced the seniors’ property exemption legislation. “We should immediately take full advantage of this opportunity to provide meaningful tax relief to thousands of Nassau County homeowners.”


“Fundamental fairness for our most financially vulnerable residents should never be a partisan issue,” said Minority Leader Kevan M. Abrahams (D – Freeport), who led the caucus in introducing the legislation aimed at expanding access for people with limited incomes and disabled assets. Tax exemption program. “I urge my colleagues to join us in quickly adopting these proposals so that Nassau County can immediately begin providing tax relief to deserving homeowners.”

Penny D. Jackson