Mullery: Seniors to receive immediate property tax/rent rebate payments

HARRISBURG, May 19 – A bill that will speed up the distribution of property tax/rent rebate payments for seniors was signed into law today by Gov. Tom Wolf, according to state Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne.

“These are certainly unprecedented times and we need to ensure we undertake every means necessary so our elderly and vulnerable residents can put food on their tables and are not left behind,” Mullery said. “I was pleased to be part of the unanimous vote to pass this bill and provide much-needed financial support to our seniors who need it most.”

Property tax and rent rebate payments will now be made immediately instead of making seniors wait until July 1. It also directs the departments of Revenue and Treasury to process 2019 rebate payments for all homeowners and renters who received a 2018 rebate. For anyone who became eligible in the past year, those rebates will also be issued immediately upon receipt of their application, instead of waiting until July.

Mullery said he also wants to ensure residents understand that the property tax/rent rebate payments are being sent out to those who have already filed for them. If residents have not yet applied, the sooner the application is filed the sooner the payment will be made.