Those who filed after the original deadline will receive their checks as their applications are processed.
The official press release from Corzine's office states -
“Under the Senior Freeze Program, qualifying senior and disabled citizens are directly reimbursed by the State for the difference between the amount of local property taxes paid in the "base year" (the year that applicants became eligible and first filed for the program) and the amount of property taxes paid for the reimbursement year. Applicants originally had until June 1 to file for this benefit, but in order to encourage all eligible residents to apply, Governor Corzine extended the deadline to August 17, 2009.”
Leave it to Corzine, in re-election mode, to take credit for extending the June 1st deadline for filing the PTR application to August 17th. Each and every year the initial deadline is set at June 1, then it is extended to August 15 (or closest business day), then it is finally extended to October 31st.
Applicants with questions or who want to check the status of their reimbursement checks may call the Property Tax Reimbursement Hotline at 1-800-882-6597. Information about the program is also available on the Division of Taxation's Web site. Click here.