Pennsylvania residents who are older or disabled are now eligible for the state’s property tax and rent rebate program for the year 2023. The program, which helps offset the cost of property taxes and rent for eligible individuals, officially opened for applications last week.
To qualify for the program, residents must be at least 65 years of age or have a permanent disability. Income-wise, you must make $35,000 or less as a homeowner and $15,000 or less as a renter, with half of that income coming from Social Security, pensions, or other retirement income. Additionally, renters must have paid at least $350 in rent in the previous year, while homeowners must have paid at least $250 in property taxes.
The program provides rebates of up to $650 for homeowners and up to $500 for renters. The exact amount of the rebate will depend on the individual’s income and the amount of taxes or rent they paid.
You can apply by going to the state website, where more than 450,000 qualifying Pennsylvanians are encouraged to submit their forms. In Pennsylvania, the standard property tax and rent rebate is set at $650, but some homeowners will receive supplemental payments, boosting their rebate to $975.
Rebates will begin to be distributed in July. There’s also a Where’s My Rebate tool to track the status of your payment.
Pennsylvania’s property tax and rent rebate program is a valuable resource for older and disabled residents who are struggling to afford the rising costs of property taxes and rent. By providing financial assistance, the program helps ensure that these individuals can continue to live in their homes with dignity and independence. If you or someone you know is eligible for the program, be sure to take advantage of this opportunity and apply for the rebate before the deadline.