The deadline for older and disabled Pennsylvanians to apply for rebates on rent and property taxes paid in 2020 has been extended from June 30 to Dec. 31, announced the Department of Revenue.
Claimants of the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program can file their rebate applications online at mypath.gov. The Department of Revenue launched this online portal to make it easier for those who benefit from the program to submit their applications. Previously, all applicants were required to submit a paper application.
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.
Rebates will be distributed beginning July 1, as required by law. If you provide your phone number on your application form or in myPATH, you will receive an automated call from the Department of Revenue when your claim posts to the department’s processing system. You will also receive another automated call when your claim is approved. The status of your rebate can be checked online. You’ll need your Social Security number, claim year and date of birth.
Applicants who wish to file a paper application can obtain a claim form here or call 1-888-222-9190. It’s free to apply for a rebate, and assistance is available at local Area Agencies on Aging, senior centers and state legislators’ offices.
Applicants must reapply for rebates every year because rebates are based on annual income and property taxes or rent paid in each year. Spouses, personal representatives or estates may file rebate claims on behalf of claimants who lived at least one day in 2020 and meet all other eligibility criteria.