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EXEMPTION REQUIREMENTS
FY2015
Clause 41C
$500.00
Elderly
Age 70 by July 1, 20??
Own and occupy Real Estate  - 5 years
Income
Single Person - $13,000
Married Persons - $15,000
*Note:  
Includes income from all sources:  wages, social security, pensions, interest, dividends, annuities, rent, etc.


Assets
Single Person - $28,000
Married Persons - $30,000

*Note:
Assets include bank accounts, checking accounts, stocks, bonds, IRA’s, 401K’s, annuities, saving-certificates, motor vehicles, boats, real estate, etc.  (Value of domicile including up to 3 units dwelling is exempt.)

Proof must be shown for income received in previous fiscal year, W-2, 1099-INT., 1099-DIV., Bankbooks, showing status as of July 1, 20??, etc.


Clause 17D
$175.00
Surviving spouse and persons over 70 who are not eligible for Clause 41C

                            (July 1 is the qualifying date)


Income:
Not Considered
Assets:
May not exceed $40,000
*Note:
See assets for Clause 41C.
Difference:
Balance as of July1 must be provided.
                
                
        
VETERANS:

Clause 22
10% Service Connected Disability or Purple Heart
$   400.00
Clause 22A      
Loss of Use - Service Connected
$   750.00
Clause 22C      
Disabled with Adapted Housing
$1,500.00
Clause 22E
100% Service Connected Disability
$1,000.00

BLIND:  

Clause 37A
Registered with Division of the Blind
$500.00

FISCAL YEAR 2011 QUALIFICATIONS

Clause 41C  -  70 Years Old by July 1, 20??

Information needed:  
First time applicants  -  Birth Certificate
Previous FY Social Security Earnings
Pensions received
All bank books, checking accounts, savings, certificates, stocks and bonds, etc. with July 1 balance.  ALL ASSETS ARE NEEDED.

Interest and Dividends earned in previous FY
Other earned income, rents, etc.
Clause 17D  - Surviving Spouse, Person over 70, Minor
Information Needed:
Death Certificate
Birth Certificate
Assets as listed in # 4 above as of July 1
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
Social Security Office
53 North Street
New Bedford, MA  02740
Telephone:  508 999-3101

Division of the Blind - Boston
88 Kingston Street
Boston, MA  02111
Telephone:  800-392-6450 speak the name Karen Butler

New Bedford Telephone: 508 993-6140


 
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