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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Elderly rebate program available

  • The city of Leavenworth will pay sewer and refuse bills for low income elderly residents who qualify. Those who are interested need to fall below specific income guidelines and go through an application process.
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  • The city of Leavenworth will pay sewer and refuse bills for low income elderly residents who qualify. Those who are interested need to fall below specific income guidelines and go through an application process.
    In order to qualify, citizens must:
    Be a resident of the City of Leavenworth, Kansas.
    Be 62 years old or older at the time of application.
    Be a primary occupant of a residence. Water bill must bear applicant's name.
    Gross income, including that of a spouse or any residents living at the address, cannot exceed the following guidelines: one person, $25,700; two people, $29,350; three people, $33,000; four people, $36,650; five people, $39,600; six people, $42,550; seven people, $45,450; and eight people, $48,400.
    Elderly citizens interested in applying can visit Leavenworth City Hall, 100 N. 5th St., from Feb. 19 to April 15. Applicants should bring:
    Income verification for the year 2012 from all income sources, such as 2012 Income Tax Returns, 2012 Homestead Claim or Social Security Statements and 1099 forms.
    Proof of age, such as birth certificate or Driver's license if not currently a program participant.
    The city will pay monthly sewer and refuse charges in advance for a period of one year for those who meet the qualifications and complete the application process. Program participants will receive a water bill with monthly sewer and refuse charges marked “Elderly Rebate.”
    For assistance completing 2012 tax forms, contact:
    Leavenworth County Council on Aging, 1830 South Broadway, 913-684-0777
    County Clerk’s Office, 300 Walnut St., 913-684-0419 (only if they previously prepared your Homestead Claim)
    City Clerk staff does not assist with completing the 2012 tax forms.
    To remain on the rebate program, residents must apply in person each year.
    For transportation assistance, please contact the Senior Citizen Transportation van at 913-684-0778. Be sure to allow two-three days notice for transportation services.
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