Harrisburg, June 13, 2023 – The deadline for Pennsylvanians to apply for a property tax or rent rebate has been extended to December 31st, State Senator Jim Brewster announced today.

The program is open for qualifying seniors or residents with disabilities. The previous deadline to apply was June 30.

“I am pleased by the Department of Revenue’s decision to extend the deadline to apply for property tax and rent relief,” Brewster said. “This is an important program to help seniors and those with disabilities manage their property tax bills.”

Brewster said by extending the deadline there will be ample time to apply to receive financial help.

The senator said that his offices are open, and staff can help constituents file applications.

“I encourage those who are eligible to apply as soon as possible,” Brewster said. “This program is a good way to get funds back to homeowners and renters who need help.”

The rebate program benefits Pennsylvanians aged 65 and older, widows and widowers aged 50 and older, and people with disabilities aged 18 and older. The income limit is $35,000 yearly for homeowners and $15,000 for renters, and half of Social Security income is excluded. The current maximum standard rebate is $650, but supplemental rebates for certain qualifying homeowners can boost rebates to $975. The Department of Revenue automatically calculates supplemental rebates for qualifying homeowners.

For more information about the program or to contact Brewster’s office about any other state-related matter, constituents can call 412-664-5200 or visit Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program (pa.gov) to apply online.