the Health Department:
Jackson County Free Health Clinic
17421 Medical Center Parkway
Independence, Missouri 64057
Adults with chronic diseases are seen at the above location. Volunteer physicians staff the clinics which are held on Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Patients are seen by appointment only. To qualify for the clinic you must be a Jackson county resident without health insurance. Sponsored by the Truman Heartland Foundation and a host of other local agencies.
The Jackson County Health Department does a number of area blood pressure checks at various locations. Alyssa Smith is a public educator based out of Truman Medical Center-Lakewood who works with senior groups regarding health issues, including blood pressure, diabetes, etc.
The Jackson County Prescription Drug Card (available to all County residents with or without prescription drug coverage).
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Collection & Assessment
The Senior Citizen Quad Payment Program allows eligible senior citizens the option to pay their County real estate tax bill on their place of residence (the single-family assessed residential location within Jackson County where an eligible taxpayer actually resides) in four equal installments without the accrual of interest or penalty.
The first installment must be paid on or before December 31 of the tax year. The subsequent installments must be paid on or before February 28, May 31 and August 31 respectively of the year following the tax year. The Quad Payment Program does not apply to the payment of non real estate taxes.
To qualify for the Senior Citizen Quad Payment Program:
• You must be 62 years of age or older by December 31 of the tax year; and
• You must live at the address which you desire to have covered by the quad installment payment option; and
• You (not a Trust) must own this real estate in fee simple, or as a co-tenant, by tenancy in the common, joint tenancy or tenancy by the entirety; and
• All prior year taxes must be paid and not delinquent;
• The property is assessed solely as residential property and
• You must apply for the program and meet all requirements to remain in the program.
Exclusions: Real estate held in the name of a trusteeship and/or real estate which taxes are paid by a financial institution with the obligation to pay these taxes as a service from escrow accounts are not eligible for participation in the Senior Citizen Quad Payment Program.
Certain senior citizens and 100% disabled individuals may be eligible for a Missouri income tax credit for a portion of their real estate taxes or rent paid for the year.
The credit is for a maximum of $750 for renters and $1,100 for owners who own and occupy their home. This credit can only be claimed on the home they occupy during the period being claimed. The actual credit is based on the amount of real estate taxes or rent paid and the total household income.
For information or to obtain a Property Tax Credit Claim form (form MO-PTC), contact the State of Missouri at:
Department of Revenue
P.O. Box 2800
Jefferson City, Missouri 65105-2800
You must meet the age or disability requirement and the income requirement:
• You or your spouse must be 65 or older, or
• Age 60 or older and receiving surviving spouse Social Security Benefits, or
• 100% disabled
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