Unfortunately, and it's news to us, this property tax break was suspended last February. Here's info from the San Diego County Treasurer/Tax Collector:
On February 20, 2009, the Governor signed Chapter 4, Statutes of 2009, which immediately suspends the Senior Citizens' Property Tax Deferral Program. This legislation prohibits the filing of claims for property tax postponement and prohibits the State Controller from accepting claims filed after February 20, 2009. As a result of the program suspension, the State Controller will no longer accept claims for property tax postponement pending modification or repeal of this new law. However, the State Controller's Office will continue processing claims postmarked prior to February 20, 2009. For the most current information on the PTP program please contact the State Controller's Office at www.sco.ca.gov or 800.952.5661.