As of July 1st, 2014, the Senior Citizens Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) program will be expanded to cover seniors with incomes of up to $50,000 per year. This is critically important for older New Yorkers living on a fixed income. This is a substantial increase from the current income ceiling of $29,000. To qualify for SCRIE, you must be 62 years or older, live in a rent-regulated apartment, and have an annual household income of $50,000 or less.
If you need further assistance, visit Lenox Hill Neighborhood who offer a SCRIE Assistance Project that serves seniors citywide by calling (212) 744-5022 ext. 1392.