Mar. 04, 2019
Lawmaker hosting mobile application clinic in Cambridge Springs
MEADVILLE – State Rep. Brad Roae (R-Crawford/Erie) on Wednesday, March 13, 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’ll be there to help people if they have questions about the program or the application process,” Roae said. “We want to make sure people who qualify for this rebate aren’t missing out on this opportunity.”
Roae’s staff will be at the Cambridge Springs Senior Center to help residents complete applications for the state Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program. Interested person should call Tami at 814-398-8616 to schedule an appointment.
This is the second time in the past several weeks Roae’s office has offered this assistance. They held a similar event at the same location on Wednesday, Feb. 20.
The Property Tax/Rent Rebate 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 Roae’s district office in the Meadville Downtown Mall. His 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.
“We are trying to help more local residents fill out their applications by hosting this mobile clinic,” Roae said. “If they, for whatever reason, can’t make it to our district office, this is one way we’re trying to bring state services to them.”
More information about Roae is available by visiting his website at RepRoae.com
and following him on Facebook at Facebook.com/RepRoae
Representative Brad Roae
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Dan Massing