Applications, Free Assistance Available for Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program, Says Sonney

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Harborcreek) would like to let residents know that forms for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program for tax year 2012 are now available.

Eligible participants can receive a rebate of up to $650 based on their rent or property taxes paid in tax year 2012. The program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians who are 65 years or older, widows and widowers 50 years or older, and those 18 years or older with permanent disabilities.

“My staff in both the Corry and Harborcreek district office will help determine your qualification for the program, as well as assist you with filling out the forms,” Sonney said. “There is no charge for this service.” 

Eligibility income limits for homeowners are set at the following levels, excluding 50 percent of Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, and Railroad Retirement Tier 1 benefits:

  • $0 to $8,000, maximum $650 rebate (Homeowners and renters).
  • $8,001 to $15,000, maximum $500 rebate (Homeowners and renters).
  • $15,001 to $18,000, maximum $300 rebate (Homeowners only).
  • $18,001 to $35,000, maximum $250 rebate (Homeowners only).

The Property Tax/Rent Rebate program is one of many initiatives supported by the Pennsylvania Lottery, which dedicates its proceeds to support programs for older Pennsylvanians. Since the program began in 1971, $4.8 billion has been paid to qualified applicants.

Residents are reminded to provide all the necessary income, property tax or rental information required to process claims quickly and accurately.  Applications are due by Sunday, June 30.

For more information, please call Sonney’s Corry office at (814) 664-9126, or the Harborcreek office at (814) 897-2080. Property Tax/Rent Rebate claim forms are also available on Sonney’s website,, under “Property Tax Relief” on the left navigation bar.

Representative Curt Sonney
4th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact:  Scott Little
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