HARRISBURG — Rep. Brad Roae (R-Crawford/Erie) today announced his Linesville district office staff is offering assistance to residents with their Property Tax/Rent Rebate applications.
“This important program provides valuable financial assistance to our seniors and residents with disabilities,” Roae said. “While the rebate is based on the prior year’s taxes paid, the money can be used to pay current taxes or in any other way it is needed. I especially encourage anyone who hasn’t filed before and isn’t comfortable doing so to reach out so my staff can help you.”
Those needing assistance can visit the office on Tuesdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Other days and times are available by appointment by calling 814-683-6031. The office is located next to the post office at 145 W. Erie St., Linesville.
The Property Tax/Rent Rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with disabilities age 18 and older. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters, and half of Social Security income is excluded.
The maximum standard rebate is $650, but supplemental rebates for certain qualifying homeowners can boost rebates to $975. The Revenue Department automatically calculates supplemental rebates for qualifying homeowners.
The deadline to apply for a rebate is June 30. Rebates will be distributed beginning July 1, as required by law.
The 6th Legislative District includes the city of Meadville; Beaver, Conneaut, East Fairfield, East Fallowfield, East Mead, Fairfield, Greenwood, Hayfield, North Shenango, Pine, Randolph, Sadsbury, South Shenango, Spring, Summerhill, Summit, Union, Vernon, Wayne, West Fallowfield, West Mead and West Shenango townships; and Cochranton, Conneaut Lake, Conneautville, Linesville and Springboro boroughs in Crawford County and Conneaut, Elk Creek and Springfield townships and Albion and Cranesville boroughs in Erie County.
Representative Brad Roae
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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