A recent deadline extension gives eligible local residents until the end of the year to file for up to $650 from the state’s Property Tax and Rent Rebate program, according to Senator Elder Vogel (R-47). Residents have until December 31 to file for up to the $650 allotment.
The rebate program is open to Pennsylvanians who are 65 and older; widows and widowers 50 and older; and people with disabilities 18 and older. The maximum annual income limit (excluding half of Social Security income) for homeowners is $35,000 and $15,000 for renters.
Applications and information can be obtained by calling 1-888-222-9190. Applications are also available at Senator Vogel’s district offices located at 488 Adams Street in Rochester, (724) 774-0444; or 301 Central Building, 101 South Mercer Street in New Castle, (724) 654-1444.
Claimants are reminded to provide all the necessary income, property tax or rental information for their claims to be processed accurately and quickly. Residents who already applied for Property Tax/Rent Rebates may check the status of claims by calling, toll-free, 1-888-PATAXES.
As of May 31, the Revenue Department had received more than 529,023 rebate applications. More than 600,000 older Pennsylvanians and residents with disabilities are expected to benefit from the program this year.