Applications are now available for the Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program and qualified individuals should file as soon as possible, according to Senator Elder Vogel, Jr. The maximum standard rebate is $650, but supplemental rebates for qualifying homeowners can boost rebates to $975.
The program is open to state residents age 65 or older; widows and widowers age 50 or older; and, 100 percent disabled people 18 or older. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters, with half of Social Security income excluded.
The deadline for filing an application is July 1 and applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis after that date.
Applications and assistance are available at no cost at all of Senator Vogel’s district offices: 488 Adams St. Rochester, PA 15074; 1905 W. State St. New Castle, PA 16101; 310 E. Grandview Ave. Zelienople, PA 16063 (Thursdays only).
Local residents should be aware that there is no charge to file a state Property Tax/Rent Rebate form and there is no need to pay anyone to fill out or file these forms.
Contact: Anthony Tammaro