McKeesport, December 1, 2010 – Sen. Jim Brewster today announced that the application deadline for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program is December 31, 2010.

“If you are a low income senior citizen or know seniors who may qualify for this benefit program, I urge them to apply by this month’s deadline date,” Brewster said. “My local staff and I stand ready to help seniors apply for benefits.”

The Property Tax/Rent Rebate program provides rebates on property taxes or rent paid in 2009. To be eligible, applicants must meet income requirements and be a Pennsylvania resident age 65 and older; a claimant under the age of 65 with a spouse age 65 or older who resides in the household; a widow or widower age 50 and older; or a permanently disabled individual age 18 or older.

The program is available to homeowners with a household income of $35,000 or less and renters with a household income of $15,000 or less, excluding one-half of Social Security Income and Railroad Retirement Tier 1 benefits.

Brewster noted that eligible applicants can qualify for a rebate of up to $650.

For applications or more information on the program, residents can visit or call the senator at his district offices in Monroeville (412) 380-2242, McKeesport (412) 664-5200 and New Kensington (724) 334-1143. Rebate information and applications is also available via the senator’s website at:

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