The 2017 Property Tax and Rent Rebate program has been extended for eligible local residents until December 31, 2018, according to Senate Appropriations Chairman Pat Browne.

The program benefits Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with disabilities age 18 and older. The income limit is no more than $35,000 for homeowners and $15,000 for renters during the 2016 year. Applicants are reminded that when calculating income, only half of Social Security income is included.

“I am pleased that this important program has been extended until the end of this year,” Senator Browne said. “Property taxes and rent are two of the largest expenses that individuals and families have to pay each year. This program provides real relief to those qualifying homeowners and renters and allows them to recoup some of their hard-earned money.”

Applications and information are available by visiting or calling any of Senator Browne’s offices or by visiting the Property Tax and Rent Rebate section of PA Department of Revenue’s website at

Claimants are reminded to bring with them and provide all the necessary income, property tax or rental information – including a rent certificate signed by their landlord – for their claims to be processed accurately and quickly.

Since the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program’s 1971 inception, older and disabled adults have received more than $6.7 billion in property tax and rent relief. The program is funded by the Pennsylvania Lottery and slots revenue.

Contact:           Matt Moyer     717-787-1349