15-30-2338. Residential property tax credit for elderly -- eligibility -- disallowance or adjustment. (1) In order to be eligible to make a claim under 15-30-2337 through 15-30-2341, an individual:
(a) must have reached age 62 or older during the claim period for which relief is sought;
(b) must have resided in Montana for at least 9 months of that period;
(c) must have occupied one or more dwellings in Montana as an owner, renter, or lessee for at least 6 months of the claim period; and
(d) must have less than $45,000 of gross household income.
(2) A person is not disqualified as a claimant if the person changes residences during the claim period, provided that the person occupies one or more dwellings in Montana as an owner, renter, or lessee for at least 6 months during the claim period.
(3) A claim is disallowed if the department finds that the claimant received title to the claimant's homestead primarily for the purpose of receiving benefits under 15-30-2337 through 15-30-2341.
(4) When the landlord and tenant have not dealt at arm's length and the department judges the gross rent charged to be excessive, the department may adjust the gross rent to a reasonable amount.
History: En. Sec. 2, Ch. 584, L. 1981; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 27, L. 1987; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 543, L. 1997; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 547, L. 1999; amd. Sec. 5, Ch. 147, L. 2009; Sec. 15-30-172, MCA 2007; redes. 15-30-2338 by Sec. 1, Ch. 147, L. 2009.