FAQ - Regarding Elderly Assistance

  • How can I sign up for the Elderly Assistance Fund?

    To be eligible, you must meet the income requirements and have enrolled in the Seniors Valuation Protection program. You must live within an organized school district and subscribe to Seniors Valuation Protection to be automatically eligible for the Elderly Assistance Fund.

  • If I am already enrolled in the Seniors Valuation Protection program, why would I not be eligible for the Elderly Assistance Fund?

    If you live outside an organized school district, you already have the benefit of reduced property tax rates because you are not funding a local school system. The Elderly Assistance Fund is designed to help low income elderly citizens who pay the additional burden of school district taxes.

  • I am already enrolled in the Seniors Valuation Protection program. Will I automatically receive a credit on my next tax bill?

    You will receive a credit if you meet the following requirements:

    • Reside in an organized school district (this excludes areas such as Sun City and Sun City West).
    • Have been in the Seniors Valuation Protection program at least one full year.
    • Qualify for a credit of at least $2 or more.
  • Who created the Elderly Assistance Fund?

    The EAF was established by the Board of Supervisors (ARS 42-17401).

  • How is the amount of credit determined for each taxpayer?

    Per ARS 42-17401 , the County Treasurer shall determine the total amount of monies in the Elderly Assistance Fund and the total number of qualified individuals who live in the County. The County Treasurer shall use the monies in the fund to proportionately reduce the primary school district taxes that are levied against the property of all qualified individuals in the County for the following tax year.

  • What are my Primary School Taxes that can be reduced by Elderly Assistance?

    Depending on where you live, a reduction may be against taxes that your schools levy on the following:

    1. Maintenance & Operation
      • Accounts for all financial resources of the district except those required to be accounted for in another fund.

    2. Special Improvements
      • Accounts for special assessments to finance the improvement of public ways adjacent to school property.

    3. Capital Outlay
      • Improvements to land and buildings, furniture, and vehicles.

    4. Soft Capital
      • Short term capital items for technology; text books and instructional aid.

    5. Additional Aid to Education
      • Additional tax assessed to those district's geographic area not eligible to receive equalization ARS 15-992

    6. State Aid
      • Reduction (tax credit) for homeowners (owner-occupied) in primary property tax levied by school districts in your area. This amount will be reimbursed to School Districts from the State through the County Treasurer.

  • I live in a manufactured home. Do I qualify for the Elderly Assistance Fund?

    Low income seniors whose primary residence is a mobile or manufactured home are eligible for the Elderly Assistance Fund as long as they are enrolled in the Seniors Valuation Protection.

  • I have an unsecured mobile home, do I qualify?

    Both Secured and Unsecured property qualify.

  • When are monies from the Elderly Assistance Fund distributed to the school districts?

    The Elderly Assistance Fund money is distributed to the schools early in the tax year when the rates are calculated.

  • How do I know if I received benefit from the Elderly Assistance Fund?

    You will see the amount applied to your education taxes on your tax statement.

  • I qualify and live in an organized school district, and I have a low property tax. Why did I not receive any Elderly Assistance Funds?

    The Elderly Assistance Fund will not be provided to amounts less than $2.00.

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Parcel number 123-45-678 9, can be entered as 123 45 678

Parcel number 123-45-678a 9, can be entered as 123 45 678 a

For Mobile Home/Business Personal Property - Use the personal property roll number with a prefix of 9 as the parcel number.
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