Property Tax and Rent Rebate Applicants Will Get Bonus from Budget

The 2022/23 state budget includes a $140 million boost to the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program, which means seniors and people with disabilities who receive the Property Tax/Rent Rebate will receive an extra one-time payment.

Here are some things to know about this supplemental payment:

  • On Tuesday, August 2, the state Department of Revenue announced it anticipates the extra rebates will begin being mailed or sent via direct deposit to those who received their original rebates in early September. They do not need to re-apply or take any further action.
  • The one-time check is equal to 70% of what they receive in this year’s rebate.
  • The extra payment will be made to people who received their rebate before the budget passed. It will be sent in the mail or via direct deposit, depending on how the person designated it on their original application. The Department of Revenue recently announced the supplements will go out sometime in September.
  • Anyone eligible for the extra rebate will receive it in the same way that they chose in their application…check by mail or direct deposit.

The rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians 65 and older, widows and widowers 50 and older, and people with disabilities 18 and older.

If you need help with the paperwork or have any questions about this one-time payment, contact my district office.