HARRISBURG – Eligible senior citizens and people with disabilities will see enhanced rebates through this year’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program thanks to a one-time infusion of additional funds in the 2022-23 state budget, according to Rep. John Hershey (R-Mifflin/Juniata/Franklin).
The program benefits Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with disabilities age 18 and older. The income limit is $35,000 annually for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters, and half of Social Security income is excluded.
With the one-time boost in funding, the maximum standard rebate is $1,105 for both homeowners and renters, up from the usual $650. People who already received their checks this year will not need to take any further action, as the Department of Revenue will automatically send a check for the additional funds.
“As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, I helped to craft the annual spending plan. It was important to me that we recognize our seniors and those in need, as inflation is causing everyone to pay more for day-to-day necessities. We also are expanding the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program,” Hershey said.
For those who have not yet applied, the deadline to do so for rebates on rent and property taxes paid in 2021 has been extended to Dec. 31.
Claimants are encouraged to file their rebate applications online by visiting mypath.pa.gov
. No account is required. Applicants who still wish to file a paper application form may obtain Property Tax/Rent Rebate claim forms (PA-1000) and related information on the Department of Revenue's website at revenue.pa.gov
or by contacting the representative’s office.
Representative John Hershey
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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