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450,000 Pennsylvanians Qualified to Receive up to $650 Property Tax and Rent Rebate

Seniors and disabled residents are qualified to receive $250 to $650 from Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program.
Seniors and disabled residents are qualified to receive $250 to $650 from Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program. (Photo: Grossman, Yanak & Ford LLP)

Pennsylvania’s property tax and rent rebate program has provided more than $7.6 billion to older and disabled adults, as reported by The U.S. Sun. The program aims to support its residents who are less likely to be able to afford their homes. The maximum standard rebate is $650, but qualifying homeowners may receive supplemental rebates for $975.

The Pennsylvania Government website has listed the following amount of money to be claimed:

Renters:

Income Maximum Rebate
$0 to $8,000 $650
$8,001 to $15,000 $500

Homeowners:

Income Maximum Rebate
$0 to $8,000 $650
$8,001 to $15,000 $500
$15,001 to $18,000 $300
$18,001 to $35,000 $250

The application for the program will start this week. Older and disabled residents in the state are eligible for this program and are encouraged to apply.

The following are the criteria for eligibility:

  • Age 65 and older
  • Age 50 and above for widows and widowers
  • People with disabilities aged 18 and older
  • Annual household income limit of $35,000 for homeowners
  • Annual household income limit of $15,000 for renters
  • Exclusion of half of Social Security income.
  • Seniors and disabled residents of Pennsylvania are qualified to receive $250 to $650 payments.

    Seniors and disabled residents of Pennsylvania are qualified to receive $250 to $650 payments. (Photo: iStock)

Personal or estate representatives or spouses may file rebate claims on behalf of the claimant. The representative must live at least one day in the claim year and has met all the eligibility criteria.

Additional probation of the law also states that seniors who reside in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, or Scranton, and each senior with a household income below $30,000, will have an additional 50% increase on the property tax rebate. The rest of the state will receive an additional 50% percent for seniors with a household income below $30,000 and pay more than 15% of income property taxes.