Scarnati: Applications Available for Property Tax and Rent Rebates

February 24, 2014

Applications are now available for Pennsylvania’s Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).

The program is open to state residents age 65 or older; widows and widowers age 50 or older; and 100 percent disabled people 18 or older. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters, with half of Social Security income excluded.

The maximum standard rebate is $650, but supplemental rebates for qualifying homeowners can boost rebates to $975.

“The Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program allows older Pennsylvanians and others living on tight budgets to breathe a little easier,” Scarnati stated. “I encourage individuals needing assistance to apply as soon as possible.”

Application forms are available at no cost from Department of Revenue district offices, local Area Agencies on Aging, senior centers and Senator Scarnati’s district offices. Applications are also available online or by calling toll-free (888) 222-9190.  The deadline for filing an application is July 1, 2014.

“It is important for seniors to know they do not have to pay to submit the application or for help completing the form,” Scarnati said.  “Local Area Agencies on Aging and other groups serving seniors are available to prepare these forms at no cost.  In addition, my district offices are available to help anyone needing assistance in applying for this important program.”

More information about the program is available at the PA Department of Revenue website at:

Contact information for Senator Scarnati’s district offices is listed below:

410 Main Street
Brockway, PA 15824
PH: 814-265-2030
FAX: 814-265-2040
TOLL FREE: 877-787-7084

21A Field Street
Kane, PA 16735
PH: 814-837-1026
FAX: 814-837-1029

5 Main Street
Wellsboro, PA 16901
PH: 570-724-5231
FAX: 570-723-5119


Kate Eckhart