Still Time to File for Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program, Says Harris
Rep. Adam Harris (R-Juniata/Mifflin/Snyder) is reminding residents that there is still time to file for the 2008 Property Tax/Rent Rebate program before the Dec. 31, 2009, deadline.
“My staff is available to assist applicants in filing for the rebate,” said Harris. “Residents can call to set up an appointment with my staff and discuss the paperwork necessary for the application.”
Eligible participants can receive a rebate of up to $650 based on their rent or property taxes paid in 2008. 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 permanent disabilities.
Eligibility income limits for homeowners were expanded last year to the following levels, excluding 50 percent of Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, and Railroad Retirement Tier 1 benefits:
- $0 and $8,000, up to $650 rebate (Homeowners and renters)
- $8,001 to $15,000, up to $500 rebate (Homeowners and renters)
- $15,001 to $18,000, up to $300 rebate (Homeowners only)
- $18,001 to $35,000, up to $250 rebate (Homeowners only)
The Property Tax/Rent Rebate program is one of five programs provided for by the Pennsylvania Lottery, which dedicates its proceeds to support programs for older Pennsylvanians.
Property Tax/Rent Rebate claim forms are available by contacting any of Harris’s offices or by visiting his Web site at RepAdamHarris.com and accessing the “Programs for Senior Citizens” link. Harris has offices in Mifflintown (717-436-6001), Lewistown (717-242-0423) and Middleburg (570-837-1904 and
Harris noted that his office is also available to assist citizens with any state government need, including questions about:
- PACE and PACENET.
- Driver’s licensing and motor vehicles.
- Birth certificates.
- Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
- Unclaimed property.
Rep. Adam Harris
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Contact: Nicole Wamsley
House Republican Public Relations