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Pennsylvania Property Tax Rebate Update

May 08, 2007

The staff of Polish American Social Services "PASS:" and its United Social Services Outreach Program ask all of our supporters to spread the word about the Pennsylvania Property Tax Rebate Program. There are new income guidelines now in effect which will benefit an estimated 400,000 new households across the state. As always, the staff of PASS is able to assist clients in Pennsylvania in the English and Polish language. The application deadline is June 30, 2007.

To help with the rising cost of living, you are reminded that Pennsylvania Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program applications are now available. There are new guidelines which will permit individuals that qualify to receive a rebate between $250 and $650 from property taxes or rent paid last year. Funding for this rebate program is made possible from the Pennsylvania State Lottery Fund.

Applicants should note that no lien or judgment is placed against their property, nor will this rebate ever have to be repaid. To qualify, you must be a senior citizen 65 years of age or older, a widow or widower 50 years of age or older, or a disabled person 18 years or older. Homeowners that have annual incomes of $35,000 or less and renters with annual incomes of $15,000 or less could qualify. The good news is that only half of your annual Social Security or SSI income is counted toward the income guideline. This application must
be filed by June 30, 2007. For more information or an application call POLAM Social Services, Monday through Friday between 9 A.M. and 4 P.M. at (215) 923-1900. All inquiries are confidential and services are provided free of charge.