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New Jersey seniors feel pinch from delay in homestead benefit

New Jersey's senior homeowners will have to wait

New Jersey's senior homeowners will have to wait for nine more months without the homestead benefit on their property taxes. (July 10, 2014 7:00 PM)

New Jersey's senior homeowners will have to wait nine more months without the homestead benefit on their property taxes.

More than 1 million homeowners on a fixed income find cuts to that relief hard to stomach.

"This is really gonna mean hardship," says Jim Dieterle, of AARP New Jersey. "It's gonna mean either not seeing their grandkids or really just some kinds of quality-of-life issues."

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