Governor Josh Shapiro has given his approval to a substantial increase in the Pennsylvania Property Tax/Rent Rebate program. This decision marks a historic milestone for seniors across the state.
Pennsylvania Property Tax/Rent Rebates Increased by Governor Shapiro
The Pennsylvania Property Tax/Rent Rebate program has long been a crucial support system for older residents in Pennsylvania, a published article reported.
Until now, eligible individuals could receive up to $650 in Pennsylvania Property Tax/Rent Rebate. However, with Governor Shapiro’s recent endorsement, this figure is set to soar to a maximum of $1,000.
Jason Kavulich, the Secretary of Aging, expressed his enthusiasm for the development of the Pennsylvania Property Tax/Rent Rebate program, stating, “Today is a historic day for older Pennsylvanians.”
Governor Shapiro emphasized the positive impact this decision will have on older Pennsylvanians.
Who Qualifies for the Increased Pennsylvania Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program?
Currently, around 400,000 seniors in Pennsylvania qualify for Pennsylvania Property Tax/Rent Rebate.
According to ABC27 with the governor’s decision, an additional 173,000 individuals will become eligible for these rebates.
In addition to increasing the rebate amount of Pennsylvania Property Tax/Rent Rebate, the income cap for eligibility has also seen a significant boost.
Previously, homeowners were eligible with an income cap of $35,000, while renters had a cap of $15,000. Under the new rules, both homeowners and renters can qualify with an income of up to $45,000.
Jason Kavulich urged all eligible individuals to take advantage of this program, saying, “We’ll do our very best to make sure you qualify for the program.”
In summary, Governor Josh Shapiro’s approval of $160 million for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate program is a momentous step toward providing vital financial support to older Pennsylvanians.