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Property tax/rent rebate claim forms available online

Published February 17. 2011 05:00PM

Property Tax/Rent Rebate claim forms are available at State Rep. Doyle Heffley's website at RepHeffley.com. Eligible participants can receive a rebate of up to $650 based on their rent orproperty taxes paid in 2010. The program benefitseligible Pennsylvanians who are 65 years or older, widows and widowers 50 years or older, and those 18 years or older with disabilities.

Eligibility income limits for homeowners are set at the following levels, excluding 50 percent of Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, and Railroad Retirement Tier 1 benefits: $0 to $8,000, maximum $650 rebate (homeowners and renters); $8,001 to $15,000, maximum $500 rebate (homeowners and renters); $15,001 to $18,000,maximum $300 rebate (homeowners only); and $18,001 to $35,000, maximum $250 rebate(homeowners only). Residents are remindedto provide all the necessary income, property tax or rental information required to process claims quickly and accurately. Applications aredue by June 30.

The Property Tax/Rent Rebate program is supported by the Pennsylvania Lottery, which dedicates its proceeds to support programs for older Pennsylvanians. More than $4 billion has been paid to qualified applicants since the program began in 1971.

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