My office on Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. will be hosting at the Cambridge Springs Senior Center a clinic to help local residents apply for a rebate of up to $650 on the property taxes or rent they paid in 2018.
We want to help as many qualified applicants as possible apply for these rebates. This program benefits senior citizens by providing a rebate for their housing expenses.
My staff will be at the Cambridge Springs Senior Center to help residents complete applications for the state Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program. Interested persons should call Tami at 814-398-8616 to schedule an appointment.
The program is designed to help eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with disabilities age 18 and older to receive up to a $650 rebate from the property taxes or rent they paid last year.
To be eligible, homeowners must earn less than $35,000 a year and renters less than $15,000 with half of Social Security income excluded.
Certain supplemental rebates can boost homeowner rebates up to $975. The supplemental rebates are automatically calculated by the Department of Revenue for qualifying homeowners.
Residents should not pay a private entity for assistance in filing the forms. Copies of the forms, as well as assistance with filing them, are available at my office at no cost.
Applicants should be prepared to provide all the necessary income, property tax or rental information required to process claims quickly and accurately. Property owners should bring 2018 property tax receipts. Renters should bring a rent certificate completed by their landlord. Applications are due by June 30.
Cambridge Springs Senior Center is located at 156 Venango Ave. in Cambridge Springs.
Applicants who cannot attend Wednesday’s mobile clinic are welcome to stop by our district office in the Meadville Downtown Mall. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Meadville Downtown Mall is located at 900 Water St. in Meadville.
This mobile clinic is a unique opportunity, but we also are here in the district office to help people apply for this program. We are trying to help as many senior citizens and other qualified individuals as we can.
More information is available by visiting my website at RepRoae.com and following me on Facebook at Facebook.com/RepRoae.