Pennsylvania: Property Tax/Rent Rebate Application Deadline Extended to End of Year 2012

The deadline to apply for Pennsylvania’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate
Program for older adults and residents with disabilities has been extended from
June 30 to Dec. 31.
“Governor Corbett is extending the rebate program deadline because he wants to
be sure everyone who is eligible has time to apply for the tax relief they’re owed,”
said Secretary of Revenue Daniel Meuser. “More than 600,000 older Pennsylvanians
and residents with disabilities are expected to benefit from the program.”
The rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and
widowers age 50 and older; and people with disabilities age 18 and older. The
income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters,
and half of Social Security income is excluded.
The maximum standard rebate is $650, but supplemental rebates for qualifying
homeowners can boost rebates to $975.
As of May 31, the Revenue Department had received 529,023 rebate applications.
As specified by law, rebate distribution will begin on July 1. After June 30, rebates
will be distributed as claims are received and processed.
Applicants may obtain Property Tax/Rent Rebate claim forms (PA-1000) and related
information online at or by calling, toll-free, 1-888-222-
9190. Forms and assistance also are available at Department of Revenue district
offices (listed in the government section of phone directories), local Area Agencies
on Aging, senior centers and state legislators’ offices.
Claimants who already applied for Property Tax/Rent Rebates may check the status
of claims online at or by calling, toll-free,
The Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program is one of five programs supported by the
Pennsylvania Lottery. Since the program’s 1971 inception, older and disabled adults
have received more than $5.1 billion worth of property tax and rent relief. The
expanded portion of the rebate program is paid for with revenue from slots gaming.