According to a press release from the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, the deadline for applying for Pennsylvania’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program for older adults and those with disabilities has been extended from June 30 to December 31.
Those who are eligible include Pennsylvania residents who are 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 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters. Half of Social Security income is excluded. The maximum standard rebate is $650, but those who qualify can receive rebates as high as $975. Distribution will begin on July 1 for those who have already applied.
Claim forms for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate (PA-1000), as well as other information on applying, can be found online at www.revenue.state.pa.us or by calling 1-888-222-9190.