Variations in Receipt of Benefit
Benefit Varies with Income
The benefit ranges from $100-$800 if single, $100-$900 if married, depending on income. A qualified single person whose actual income is less than $13,500 shall receive $800 reduced by the percentage that his actual income exceeds $8,000 per year. A qualified married persons whose actual income is less than $22,000 shall receive $900 reduced by the percentage that their actual income exceeds $12,500 per year.
How is Benefit Disbursed
Direct payment to taxpayer
Eligible Property Type
Characteristics of Eligible Property
The program is a general refund for sales, use, and property tax and utility cost relief.
Description of Eligibility Criteria
Claimant must be a resident of the state and domiciled within the state for at least one year. Claimant must be at least 65 years of age or 18 years of age and older and totally disabled during the one year period immediately preceding the date of application and not residents of any state funded institution. For qualified single claimants actual income must be less than $13,500. For qualified married persons, actual income must be less than $22,000. No applicant is entitled to a refund who owns resources that exceed an equity value of $6,000. In determining resources, a single $130,000 equity value of the combined property is exempt.
Local Option in Adoption of Program
Local government is unable to exercise an option
Local Option Regarding Program Features
No local option regarding program features
State Funding for Local Tax Loss
State reimburses all of the local government tax loss
Description of State Funding for Tax Loss
Warrants are issued to senior citizens and disabled persons as a refund and partial exemption of taxes paid under the sales and use taxes, property tax relief and utility or energy cost relief. Refunds are payable from the general fund.
In 2006, Wyoming received 4,046 claims, costing $2,516,357.34.
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