Town Announces Senior Citizen Work Program, Application Deadline Soon

WILMINGTON, MA — The Senior Citizen Work Program offers Wilmington residents the opportunity to work off a portion of their property tax by working part-time for the Town.

This year’s program will enable the Town to fill a minimum of 20 positions in various school and municipal departments. Participants earn $10 an hour for up to 80 hours of “volunteer” service.

Since the program’s beginning in 1995, approximately 408 positions have been filled.

The purpose of the program is to assist seniors in reducing their property tax burden. Participants MUST be Wilmington residents occupying a house for which property taxes are paid (or spouse of homeowner), have limited financial resources, and be 60 years of age or older as of January 1, 2018.

The application deadline is Friday, October 20, 2017. Applications are available in the Town Manager’s Office and at the Buzzell Senior Center.

As in past years, priority will be given to qualified applicants not previously selected for the program. All seniors, regardless of past participation however, are encouraged to apply. Job listings and program information are on the application.

(NOTE: The above announcement is from the latest Town Topics newsletter.)

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