Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi: Bill to Raise Income Eligibility Levels for SCRIE passes Assembly
October 31, 2005
Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Queens) announced the Assembly passed a bill he supported that would increase income eligibility for the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) program to $29,000 over five years (A.6590-A). “As the cost-of-living rises, it is important to adjust the income eligibility level for senior citizens in the SCRIE program so that they can continue living in their homes and communities,” said Hevesi. To be eligible for SCRIE, a person must be 62 years of age or older and live in a rent controlled, regulated or stabilized apartment where the monthly rent exceeds one-third of his or her monthly household income. The income eligibility level will increase in $1,000 increments over five years from $24,000 to:
- $25,000 on July 1, 2005;
- $26,000 on July 1, 2006;
- $27,000 on July 1, 2007;
- $28,000 on July 1, 2008; and finally,
- $29,000 on July 1, 2009.