HARRISBURG – Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Bedford/Somerset) today announced that applications for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program are available at his district offices. Metzgar’s offices also provide cost-free assistance in filing the necessary paperwork.
The program is designed to help eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with disabilities age 18 and older to receive up to a $650 rebate from the property taxes or rent they paid last year. To be eligible, homeowners must earn less than $35,000 a year and renters less than $15,000 with half of Social Security income excluded. Certain supplemental rebates can boost homeowner rebates up to $975. The supplemental rebates are automatically calculated by the Department of Revenue for qualifying homeowners.
“I’m happy to provide cost-free assistance to my constituents in helping to reclaim a portion of their property taxes or rent. Property taxes put a massive strain on many Pennsylvanians and I’m proud to do my part in helping to ease that burden,” said Metzgar. “I stand with Pennsylvanians and many of my colleagues in the House in our efforts to eliminate property taxes, and I’m hopeful that we are able to find a solution soon.”
Metzgar’s district offices are located at 301 Georgian Place in Somerset, 1605 Graham Ave. in Windber and 158 Washington St. in Hyndman. Applicants should be prepared to provide all the necessary income, property tax or rental information required to process claims quickly and accurately. Applications are due by June 30.
Representative Carl Walker Metzgar
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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