Hundreds of elderly residents in New Milford would become ineligible for the state's elderly tax relief program under a GOP proposal tabled by Town Council in September, according to Andy Grossman, Democratic state representative candidate for the 67th District.

The proposal would amend the town's current rule governing the Circuit Breaker program.

The draft proposal would increase from five years to 10 the amount of time a person aged 65 and older would need to reside in New Milford in order to collect the relief that could save seniors up to $5,000 a year on property taxes, Mr. Grossman's statement said.