Senator John Yudichak Announces Early Payment of Property Tax/Rent Rebate Claims

Nanticoke, May 19, 2020 – State Senator John Yudichak (I-Luzerne/Carbon) announced today that the Department of Revenue will start issuing Property Tax/Rent Rebates to approved claimants beginning tomorrow.

“I’m pleased that Governor Wolf signed House Bill 1076 which will help our seniors receive their property tax/rent rebates in an expeditious manner,” said Senator John Yudichak. “I also want to encourage seniors that qualify for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate program to call our District offices to apply for their rebate or if they have any questions.”

House Bill 1076, which was signed by Governor Wolf today authorizes the early distribution of the payments. Applicants who included their bank account information on their Property Tax/Rent Rebate application form (PA-1000) will receive their rebates through direct deposit. Applicants who requested a paper check to be mailed to them should expect to receive their payment in the mail.

As a reminder, the deadline to submit Property Tax/Rent Rebate applications has been extended until December 31, 2020.

The Pennsylvania Property Tax/Rent Rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and over; widows and widowers age 50 and over; and people with disabilities age 18 and older. The income limit is $35,000 for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters, and half of Social Security income is excluded.  The maximum standard rebate is $650, and the program is funded through state lottery and gaming revenues. 

MEDIA CONTACTS

Carly Simpson – csimpson@pasen.gov

Brad Hurley – bhurley@pasen.gov