Checks in the mail!

August 1, 2008 3:31:20 PM PDT
Homestead rebate checks are in the mail for nearly 1.3 million New Jersey residents. The elderly, disabled and some low-income tenants are the first to get the money.

Other residents will get their checks in the fall.

Because of the budget crunch, fewer checks are getting mailed and the amount of the rebate is less for some.

Households earning $100,000 or less will get the same amount as last year. Those that earn between $100,000 and $150,000 will get one-third less than 2007.

The deadline to apply for homestead rebates is Oct. 31.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) AP-NY-08-01-08 1816EDT

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