Pheffer Amato Reminds Senior Citizens to Apply for SCHE

Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) is urging Senior Citizens to apply for the NYC Department of Finance Senior Citizen Homeowners’ Exemption. The deadline to apply for fiscal year 2017/2018 is January 16, 2018. According to the city’s website, SCHE is “A property tax break for seniors who own one-, two-, or three-family homes, condominiums, or cooperative apartments.” Thanks to changes in city and state law, which Pheffer Amato voted for this past legislative session, SCHE tax breaks are now available to homeowners with a combined annual income of $58,399 or less.

“Even if you are unsure if you qualify, you can only gain by applying for SCHE. Especially with the recent maximum income increase, I urge all senior citizen homeowners to submit an application to the city as soon as possible, to ensure they receive the benefits they deserve!” Pheffer Amato said.

For more information on how to apply residents can go to the NYC Department of Finance website here: or call the Assemblywoman’s office at 718-945-9550.