Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program deadline to apply extended to Dec. 31

HARRISBURG, June 12 – State Rep. Joseph Petrarca, D-Westmoreland/Armstrong/Indiana, today said that the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program deadline to apply for a rebate on property taxes or rent paid in 2017 has been extended to Dec. 31.

“This program can be a huge help to seniors and those who struggle to find ways to pay their property taxes,” Petrarca said. “If you’re eligible for this program, I highly suggest taking a closer look at its ability to benefit you and your family.”

Petrarca said constituents 65 or older, widows or widowers 50 or older, and permanently disabled individuals ages 18 to 64 qualify for the benefits under the program.

Homeowners with income up to $35,000 annually and renters with income up to $15,000 annually qualify, and may receive a rebate of up to $650. Some homeowners may qualify for a maximum rebate of $975. Half of Social Security benefits are not considered when determining income eligibility.

Petrarca said application forms are available in his offices and that he and his staff are able to help constituents complete the forms. His offices are located at 239 Longfellow St., Vandergrift; 620 N. Chestnut St., Derry; and in the Latrobe Municipal Building, 901 Jefferson St., Latrobe.

Applicants also can obtain Property Tax/Rent Rebate claim forms and related information on the Department of Revenue’s website at