PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 3, 2013 – Eligible residents who need help stretching their budgets have less than a month left to apply for property tax or rent rebates, state Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione said today.

“Pennsylvania’s property tax/rent rebate program can really help low-income residents who need assistance,” Tartaglione said. “This can make the difference for someone trying to decide if their money should buy food or medicine or go to pay a vital monthly bill, like heat. Don’t wait to apply.”

The deadline for applying for this annual reimbursement was June 30 but the state pushed it to Dec. 31.

To qualify, homeowners or renters must be:

  • At least 65 years old OR
  • 50 years old and a widow or widower OR
  • At least 18 years old and disabled OR
  • Permanently disabled during the claim year, which would be 2012.

If a homeowner or renter earns less than $8,000/year, they can receive the maximum $650 rebate. Homeowners who make between $18,001 and $35,000 can receive up to $250, while the minimum eligibility for renters is a $500 rebate for those making between $8,001 and $15,000. Proof of age and income are required.

Interested homeowners and renters may call Sen. Tartaglione’s district office for help in submitting their applications, if needed. Applications may also be submitted through the Department of Revenue’s website:

It costs nothing to apply.


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