SCRANTON, January 29, 2020 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today released his office’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Outreach Schedule for the month of February where his staff will assist residents in applying for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program.
“Property taxes continue to be a burden on our fixed income senior citizens and the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program is one way to provide some financial relief until we legislate meaningful residential property tax reform in Harrisburg,” Blake said. “My staff is looking forward to getting out into the community to ensure that our eligible property owners and renters are applying for this important benefit.”
Blake said that over the next month, his staff will travel to communities across Lackawanna County to assist residents in applying for the state’s 2019 Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program.
Senator Blake’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Outreach Schedule is as follows:
- Monday, February 3 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. at Jermyn Community Center (440 Jefferson Ave., Jermyn)
- Monday, February 10 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the Throop Civic Center (201 Charles St., Throop)
- Tuesday, February 18 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the Carbondale Active Older Adult Community Center (66 N. Church St., Carbondale)
- Thursday, February 20 from 10 a.m. – noon at the Dickson City Civic Center (935 Albert St., Dickson City)
- Monday, February 24 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the Joe Terry Civic Center (1038 Montdale Rd., Scott Township)
The Pennsylvania Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and over; widows and widowers age 50 and over; and people with disabilities ages 18 and older. Homeowners with a maximum yearly income of $35,000 and renters with a maximum yearly income of $15,000 are eligible for a rebate. The maximum standard rebate is $650, and half of the applicants Social Security income is excluded.
To apply for a Property Tax/Rent Rebate, residents are required to provide proof of their 2019 income (W-2, 1099, etc.); a current government issued ID; and proof of property taxes or rent paid in 2019.
Blake noted that additional dates will be added to his outreach schedule over the next few weeks.
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