HARRISBURG – Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R- Allegheny) is informing seniors and people with disabilities that applications for the 2018 Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program are now available.
The Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program is designed to help eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with disabilities age 18 and older to receive up to a $650 rebate from the property taxes or rent they paid last year.
To be eligible, homeowners must earn less than $35,000 a year and renters less than $15,000 with half of social security income excluded.
Certain supplemental rebates can boost homeowner rebates up to $975. The supplemental rebates are automatically calculated by the Department of Revenue for qualifying homeowners.
Gaydos reminds residents that they should not pay a private entity for assistance in filing the forms. Copies of the forms, as well as assistance with filing them, are available at Gaydos’ office at no cost. Applicants should be prepared to provide all the necessary income, property tax or rental information required to process claims quickly and accurately. Applications are due by June 30.
For additional information or assistance, contact Gaydos’ office at (412) 262-3780. A link to additional information about the program, as well as access to downloadable forms, is also available at her website at RepGaydos.com
Representative Valerie Gaydos
44th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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