Applications Now Being Taken for Senior Tax Work-Off Program

Editor’s Note: The positions opened section was updated on Tuesday, Nov. 28:

Applications are being taken now for the Senior Tax Work-Off Program that allows eligible seniors to work in town departments and receive in exchange an abatement on their property taxes. 

Work is paid at the minimum wage for a maximum of 66 hours in 2024. Wages earned are applied to property taxes as an abatement. This program runs from January through November 2024.

To be eligible, a senior must:

  • Be 60 years of age or older
  • Possess skills needed by town departments
  • Own the property for which taxes are paid
  • Sign up annually
  • Pass a CORI and SORI check

Income guidelines are:

  • Single – $69,000 or less
  • Head of Household – $86,000 or less
  • Married Couple – $103,000 or less
  • Tax returns are required to determine eligibility
  • Home value must be less than current median home values of $818,050.

Current openings include:

  • John Glenn Middle School – Cafeteria sort station monitor (multiple openings)
  • Lane and Davis schools – Garden area and science corner assistant (multiple openings)
  • Department of Public Works – Recycling Center monitor, Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Start dates will vary depending on availability
  • Other openings may become available throughout the year

For more information, call the Bedford Council on Aging at 781-275-6825.

Please note: If you had changes to your deed, such as establishing a trust, contact the Office of the Assessors at 781-275-0046 to ensure that you still qualify. Please do this before contacting the COA.

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