Harrisburg – January 27, 2017 – Help in accessing the state’s Property Tax and Rent Rebate program for eligible seniors, widows and widowers aged 50 plus and people with disabilities 18 years of age or older is available in each of state Sen. Jim Brewster’s (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) district offices, the lawmaker said.

“I would encourage constituents who believe they are qualified for property tax and rent relief to reach out to any of my offices and speak with my staff,” Brewster said. “This is an excellent program that provides real relief for high property tax or rent bills.”

The program, operated by the state Department of Revenue and supported by the Pennsylvania Lottery, has provided $6.1 billion in property tax and rent relief since 1971.

Brewster said that tax and rent relief for those eligible is based on income. The maximum property tax relief for those earning $8,000 a year or less is $650. Any qualifying senior with yearly income $35,000 or less may qualify. Renters with incomes below $15,000 qualify for assistance. Half of Social Security income is excluded.

“My staff is very experienced in helping seniors and others who qualify to receive benefits under this program,” Brewster said. “Anyone who is interested in getting help in preparing an application should call or visit my offices.”

Brewster’s local district offices are located in Monroeville, McKeesport and New Kensington. The Monroeville office is located at One Monroeville Center, 3824 Northern Pike, Suite 1015 and can be reached by phone at 412.380.2242. The McKeesport office is at 201 Lysle Boulevard and the phone number is 412.664.5200. In New Kensington, the office is at the New Kensington City Hall, 301 11th Street, Suite L, 724.334.1143.

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