PA Property Tax / Rent Rebate Program
To help with the rising cost of living, you are reminded that Pennsylvania Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program applications are now available. There are new guidelines which will permit individuals that qualify to receive a rebate between $250 and $650 from property taxes or rent paid during 2012. Funding for this rebate program is made possible from the Pennsylvania State Lottery Fund and is a rebate that does not have to be repaid. This application must be filed by June 30, 2013.
To qualify, you must be a senior citizen 65 years of age or older, a widow or widower 50 years of age or older, or a disabled person 18 years or older. Homeowners that have annual incomes of $35,000 or less and renters with annual incomes of $15,000 or less could qualify. Only half of your annual Social Security or SSI income is counted toward the income guideline.
For more information or an application call United Social Services, Monday through Friday between 9 A.M. and 4 P.M. at (215) 923-1900. Internet information form: UnitedSocialServices.com. All inquiries are confidential and services are provided free of charge.