DeLissio announces Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program applications available

State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., said today she is reminding eligible residents in her district that 2016 Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program applications are now available in her district office.

 

"This is an important program available for citizens across the Commonwealth, as it provides rebates to both those who own their homes and those who rent," DeLissio said. "Structured to provide relief to seniors and those who are disabled, this initiative offers financial aid to those who may otherwise be struggling.”

 

The application deadline for eligible residents to receive a rebate on their paid 2016 property taxes or rent is June 30.

 

“The free application materials are available at my district office, and my staff is available to offer assistance in their completion and submission to the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue,” DeLissio said.

 

The rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians 65 or older, widows and widowers 50 or older and people with disabilities 18 or older. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters. Half of Social Security income is excluded; and cost-of-living adjustments cannot be the basis to solely disqualify an applicant.

 

The maximum standard rebate is $650, but supplemental rebates for certain qualifying homeowners can boost rebates to $975. The Revenue Department automatically calculates the supplemental rebates for qualifying homeowners.

 

To learn more, or for help in filing an application, contact DeLissio's office at (215) 482-8726. DeLissio’s district office is located at 6511 Ridge Ave. and state-related services are available to her constituents of the 194th Legislative District 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 

Applications can also be filed online at www.revenue.pa.gov.

 

Since the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program’s 1971 inception, older and disabled adults have received more than $5.9 billion in property tax and rent relief. The program is funded by the Pennsylvania Lottery which provides many programs benefitting older Pennsylvanians.