Longietti hosting June workshops on Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program

Free sessions on the 17th and 23rd include help applying

HERMITAGE, June 11 – State Rep. Mark Longietti, D-Mercer, is hosting two free workshops this month to help residents learn more about the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program and assist them with the application process.

“The Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program has been around for 50 years and remains one of the most valuable programs the state offers,” Longietti said. “My two workshops this month will help residents learn more about the program, find answers to questions and even get help applying.

“This week, the Department of Revenue announced that it was extending the application deadline to Dec. 31, but I encourage anyone interested – particularly those who may be newly eligible for the program – to get a jump on things by attending one of my sessions.”

Both workshops will be held from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Dates and locations are:

  • Thursday, June 17 at the Pymatuning Township Building, 256 Edgewood Drive Ext., Transfer, PA 16154.
  • Wednesday, June 23 at the Greenville Municipal Building (Council Chamber Room), 125 Main St., Greenville PA 16125.

Longietti said residents who would like help applying for a rebate must bring identification, proof of 2020 income and a statement of 2020 rent paid (or a receipt of 2020 taxes paid, if homeowners.)

Walk-ins are welcome, and there is no need to pre-register. Anyone with questions should contact Longietti’s Hermitage office at 724-981-4655 or his satellite Greenville office (open Tuesday and Thursday) at 724-588-1005.

The Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians 65 and older, widows and widowers 50 and older, and people with disabilities 18 and older. The income limit is $35,000 for homeowners and $15,000 for renters, and half of Social Security income is excluded. The maximum standard rebate is $650, but supplemental rebates for certain qualifying homeowners can boost rebates to $975.

More about the program is available