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Meadville District Office
900-920 Water Street
Downtown Mall
Meadville, PA  16335
Phone (814) 336-1136
Hours 8 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. (M-F)

Fairview Office (Mondays Only)
Fairview Township Building
7471 McCray Rd., Fairview, PA
Hours 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Monday)
1-800-770-2377

Cranesville Office (Thursdays Only)
Cranesville Borough Office
10195 John Williams Ave.
Cranesville, PA 16410
Phone: 1-800-770-2377
Hours 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Thursday)

Capitol Office
Hon. Brad Roae
162B East Wing
Harrisburg PA 17120-2006
Phone: (717) 787-2353
Fax: 717-782-2902

E-mail:
  broae@pahousegop.com

Roae Alerts Seniors: No Need to Pay to Apply for State Property Tax Rebate Program
11/1/2011
HARRISBURG – Following inquiries from constituents who received letters from a company offering to help senior citizens apply for a state tax rebate if they pay a $39 fee, Rep. Brad Roae (R-Crawford) today reminded constituents that they do not have to pay to apply for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program. In fact, they can obtain a program application and fill it out by visiting either of Roae’s district offices or through his website.

“If people need an application, our office can help with that,” Roae said. “If they need basic guidance and direction with filling out the application, we can help with that too. We want people to keep all of the money they should get through the Property Tax/Rent Rebate program.”

Roae’s office obtained a copy of a letter from a constituent in which a company offers to help the person apply for the state tax rebate program in exchange for a $39 fee. The company charges an additional $2 if the resident pays with a credit card.

“The company isn’t doing anything illegal, but it is preying on the fact that some people may not realize that the help the company is charging residents money to provide is available free through our office,” Roae said.

Constituents can contact Roae’s Titusville office at 814-827-6054 or his Meadville office at 814-336-1136 to learn more about the program or obtain an application. Applications also are available on Roae’s website at at RepRoae.com.

Eligible participants can receive a rebate of up to $650 based on their rent or property taxes paid in 2010. 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 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) 
        • $18,001 to $35,000, maximum $250 rebate (homeowners only)

Residents are reminded to provide all the necessary income, property tax or rental information required to process claims quickly and accurately.


State Representative Brad Roae
6th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Contact: Dan Massing
dmassing@pahousegop.com
717.772.9845
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