Corman: Property Tax and Rent Rebate Application Deadline Extended to December 31, 2009

Rebates of up to $650 for eligible seniors, other homeowners and renters.

Harrisburg – The deadline to apply for the state Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program has been extended to Dec. 31, 2009, Sen. Jake Corman (R-34) said today.

The Property Tax and Rent Rebate program benefits eligible 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 (which excludes half of Social Security income) for homeowners and $15,000 for renters. The income guidelines are:

• (Income) $0 – $8,000 = $650 rebate

• (Income) $8,001- $15,000 = $500 rebate

• (Income) $15,001 – $18,000 = $300 rebate

• (Income) $18,001 – $35,000 = $250 rebate

The rebate applies to property taxes or rent paid in 2008. The program is funded by state Lottery proceeds.

Applications can be obtained by calling Senator Corman’s district offices: 814-355-0477 (Centre County), 717- 242-2410 (Mifflin County) or 717-582-4600 (Perry County). Applications can also be obtained online at www.papropertytaxrelief.com under “Property Tax/Rent Rebate Forms” on the left.

Corman noted that applicants can now obtain information on their claim status, rebate amount and the date a rebate is expected to be mailed or direct-deposited. To track a claim, applicants can visit www.papropertytaxrelief.com and at the bottom of the page click on “Where’s My Property Tax/Rent Rebate?”

“Property taxes and rent are among the biggest expenses faced by senior citizens, and the Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program can help make ends meet, especially in difficult economic times,” said Corman. “I urge anyone who thinks they may be eligible to apply, and pass along the information to others who may benefit.”

CONTACT:
Tim Nyquist
Phone: (717) 787-1377