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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Deadline to Apply for Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Extended, Says Causer

Deadline to Apply for Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Extended To Dec. 31, 2010

HARRISBURG - Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) would like to let residents know that the deadline to apply for the state's Property Tax/Rent Rebate program for 2009 is being extended from June 30 to December 31, 2010.

Eligible participants can receive a rebate of up to $650 based on their rent or property taxes paid in 2009. The program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians who are 65 years or older, widows and widowers 50 years or older, and those 18 years or older with disabilities.

Eligibility income limits for homeowners are set at the following levels, excluding 50 percent of Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, and Railroad Retirement Tier 1 benefits:

· $0 to $8,000, maximum $650 rebate (Homeowners and renters)
· $8,001 to $15,000, maximum $500 rebate (Homeowners and renters)
· $15,001 to $18,000, maximum $300 rebate (Homeowners only)
· $18,001 to $35,000, maximum $250 rebate (Homeowners only)

The Property Tax/Rent Rebate program is one of many initiatives supported by the Pennsylvania Lottery, which dedicates its proceeds to support programs for older Pennsylvanians.

Since the program began in 1971, more than $4 billion has been paid to qualified applicants.

Residents are reminded to provide all the necessary income, property tax or rental information required to process claims quickly and accurately.

Property Tax/Rent Rebate claim forms are available at Causer's local offices: 78 Main St., First Floor, in Bradford (814-362-4400) and 107 S. Main St. in Coudersport (814-274-9769). They are also available online at


Anonymous said...

How about getting checks out to those who were prompt in getting their forms in. Seems like it would be a good idea to get those out before setting a new schedule for more. Take care of the on time ones first.

Anonymous said...

How about working on the unfundated mandates that ALL county commissioners have been dealing with for years! This issue of unfunded mandates was in front of our counties long before Morley. And, whether he will accept the fact or not - in order to accomplish it the LAWS have to be reversed. Do you get it Doug?