HARRISBURG – More eligible seniors and people with disabilities will be able to apply for property tax and rent rebates beginning in 2024, according to Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon).
Heffley recently voted “yes” on House Bill 1100
, which increases the income limits for the existing Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program (PTRR) from $35,000 for homeowners and renters to $45,000 and increases the amount each recipient can receive from a maximum of $650 to $1,000. The increases would apply to the 2023 program year, for which people file for rebates in 2024.
“With the high inflation and economic uncertainty we face, it is important now more than ever that we as legislators work to make Pennsylvania a more affordable place to live,” Heffley said. “This bill will help expand the reach of property tax and rent relief to thousands to help achieve that goal.”
The rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with disabilities age 18 and older. Since the program’s inception in 1971, PTRR has delivered more than $8 billion to older and disabled adults across the Commonwealth and is funded by the Pennsylvania Lottery and revenue from slots gaming.
“I still believe more can and should be done for property tax relief, but this is an important step to getting financial relief to more households,” Heffley added.
The bill is awaiting the governor’s signature to become law.
Representative Doyle Heffley
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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