You can get
an application by calling 311, going to the SCRIE Website
or writing to:
New York City Department for the Aging
59 Maiden Lane, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10038
Mail the completed application to the address
Once your application
has been received, SCRIE will send you an acknowledgement letter with your
docket number. This number is used to identify your personal SCRIE record; have
it handy whenever you are in contact with a SCRIE representative. Also, you can
check the status of your application by calling 311.
The SCRIE office will send you a letter stating whether your application
was approved or denied. If denied, you will be given an explanation. If
approved, your Approval Order will tell you the amount of your rent increase
exemption and when your exemption period begins and ends.
The rent increase exemption usually begins on the
first day of the month after your application has been received. For rent
controlled apartments, the exemption may be effective on the date of the
increase, as long as you submit your application within 3 months.
- You do not need your landlord’s permission to
participate in SCRIE.
- If you have already paid the increased rent for
any period within the exemption dates, your landlord must repay you the amount
covered by the exemption.