Applications Now Available for Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program, Says Cox
3/12/2010

Rep. Jim Cox (R-Berks) would like to let residents know that forms for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program for 2009 are now available.

 

“The only real solution for this problem is the complete elimination of school property taxes,” Cox said.  “Until that happens, I want to make sure everyone who is eligible receives their property tax or rent rebate.”

 

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.  Applications are due by June 30.

 

Property Tax/Rent Rebate claim forms are available by contacting Cox’s office at 610-670-0139, or by visiting his Web site at RepJimCox.com.

 

Rep. Jim Cox
129th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

(610) 670-0139
(717) 772-2435
Contact:  Dan Massing

dmassing@pahousegop.com

 (717) 782-9845

Member Site:  RepJimCox.com

Caucus Site:  PAHouseGOP.com

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