Property Tax/Rent Rebate Eligibility Bill Supported by Sonney Becomes Law
HARRISBURG – Legislation supported by state Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Harborcreek) that will maintain eligibility in Pennsylvania’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate (PTRR) program for many senior citizens has been signed into law by Gov. Tom Corbett. The bill, which was unanimously passed by the House last year, was only recently sent to the governor’s desk by the state Senate.

“Until now, this week’s announcement of a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for Social Security recipients threatened to render many older Pennsylvanians ineligible for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate program in the future,” Sonney said. “Thanks to this legislation, that will not be the case.”

Act 165, as it is now known, passed both chambers of the General Assembly without opposition and was signed into law Thursday by Corbett. The act prevents COLAs from counting as household income when figuring an individual’s eligible for PTRR.

“This could impact anyone who has yet to fill out PTRR paperwork for tax year 2013,” added Sonney. “If someone thinks they may now be due for a rebate, please contact one of my district offices. My staff will be happy to assist them with determining eligibility and filling out the appropriate paperwork free of charge.”

Anyone wishing to schedule an appointment or having questions answered should contact Sonney’s Corry office at (814) 664-9126, or his Harborcreek office at (814) 897-2080.

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