Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi (R-9) announced today that applications for this year’s Property Tax / Rent Rebate Program are now available in his district offices.
“The Property Tax and Rent Rebate program serves a vital need for many seniors and disabled citizens in Delaware and Chester counties,” said Senator Pileggi. “Some residents who may be eligible are not aware of the program, so I encourage constituents to visit or call one of my offices if they have any questions or need help completing an application.”
Eligible residents are those 65 or older, widows and widowers 50 or older, and those 18 or older who are disabled. Annual household income may not exceed $35,000, although only half of any Social Security income and railroad retirement benefits count towards that calculation.
The Pennsylvania Property Tax / Rent Rebate program provides property tax relief or rent assistance of up to $650 for eligible Pennsylvanians. A supplemental payment of up to $325 may be available for residents who pay more than 15 percent of income on property taxes.
Residents who received a property tax or rent rebate last year should automatically receive a renewal application form in the mail. Those forms have a unique bar code that allows the Department of Revenue to process them more quickly.
Applications for the Property Tax / Rent Rebate Program are due June 30, 2011. Rebate checks will be mailed beginning July 1.
Senator Pileggi has three district offices to assist constituents:
100 Evergreen Drive, Suite 113
Glen Mills, PA 19342
415 Avenue of the States
Chester, PA 19013
305 Market Street
Oxford, PA 19363
More information about state issues is available at Senator Pileggi’s web site, www.SenatorPileggi.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SenatorPileggi, or on Twitter at twitter.com/SenatorPileggi