SCRIE Forms

Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) Forms

Application forms are available below.

The Department of Finance recognizes that SCRIE and DRIE recipients may have difficulties renewing their enrollment in the Rent Freeze Program due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While SCRIE/DRIE recipients should renew as soon as possible, please note that recipients have an automatic six-month grace period to renew.

If you still have problems renewing due to COVID-19-related concerns after the expiration of the grace period, we will consider this as a basis for granting you an additional six months to renew. There will be no disruption to your benefits during this time. However, please understand that renewal will ultimately be required, and that you should securely maintain all necessary documents for eventual submission.

How to Apply

Download and submit the appropriate form from the list below.

  • New applicants: Use the SCRIE initial application.
  • Renewing applicants: Use the SCRIE renewal application or, if you have been in the program for five or more consecutive benefit periods, the short-form renewal application.
  • To update your information or take other actions: Choose the appropriate document from the "Other forms and applications" list.

How to Get Help

Contact us, call 311, or visit a Department of Finance Business Center.

Use this form if you are applying for SCRIE for the first time.

SCRIE Initial Application

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SCRIE Renewal Application

SCRIE Renewal Application (Short Form): Use this form if you have been approved for SCRIE for at least five consecutive benefit periods.

Translations coming soon.

 


If you need help accessing Department of Finance (DOF) programs and services or need more time because of a disability or physical or mental impairment, you can request additional time to file or obtain other assistance.


To request more time or other assistance, you may call 311, write to DOF, visit the Rent Freeze Program Office at 66 John Street, 3rd Floor, New York, N.Y., Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or complete a "Request for an Extension of Time Due to a Disability or Physical or Mental Impairment." This form is also available by contacting 311. You may need to submit medical documentation supporting your request.

If an extension of time or other request for assistance is approved, you will need to submit all renewal documents and meet all of the program's eligibility requirements.