Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Deadline Extended, Says Sonney
The deadline to apply for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program for the 2014 tax year is being extended to Dec. 31, 2015, according to state Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Harborcreek).

Eligible participants can receive a rebate of up to $650 based on their rent or property taxes paid in 2014. 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 disabilities.

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).

Sonney reminds residents that his district office staff will assist them with completing application forms at no charge. Applicants should be prepared to provide all the necessary income, property tax or rental information required to process claims quickly and accurately. Copies of the forms are available at Sonney’s offices in Corry, at 434 N. Center St., and Harborcreek, in the Kmart Plaza, 4457 Buffalo Rd., Erie, or online at under “Property Tax Relief” on the left navigation bar.

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, $5.6 billion has been paid to qualified applicants.

Representative Curt Sonney
4th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Scott Little
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