State Rep. Lisa Bennington, D-Allegheny, is reminding local seniors and others who may qualify for property tax relief that the deadline to apply for this year’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program is Dec. 31.
“The property Tax/Rent Rebate Program has been expanded this year, meaning even more people qualify,”
When determining income eligibility,
Under the expanded eligibility guidelines, homeowners whose household income is up to $35,000 and renters with income of up to $15,000 can receive up to $650 back from the state.
To qualify for the program, residents must be 65 or older, 50 or older and widowed, or 18 or older with a permanent disability. The program is funded by the state lottery, not tax dollars.
Last year’s participants should have received an application in the mail; people who have not applied before or those who need help with their applications should contact