The Pennsylvania Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program is open for older Pennsylvanians and individuals with disabilities. The Department of Revenue is encouraging everyone who is newly eligible for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate program to submit their applications as soon as possible. Doing so will help the Department more quickly verify and process applications from first-time applicants, who are required to submit supporting documentation to verify their age and eligibility.

As a reminder, the Property Tax/Rent Rebate program has been expanded. Anyone 65 and older, widows and widowers 50 and older, and people with disabilities 18 and older who have a household income of less than $45,000 are eligible to apply. Please note that half of Social Security income is excluded. The maximum standard rebate has also been increased and is reflected below:

INCOME

MAXIMUM REBATE

$0-$8,000

$1,000

$8,001-$15,000

$770

$15,001-$18,000

$460

$18,001-$45,000

$380

Applicants are encouraged to apply online for the fastest review process. Online applications are available at https://mypath.pa.gov/_/. Paper applications that can be mailed, are available by clicking here. First time applicants must now provide proof of age. If you receive Social Security or SSI benefits and have proven your age with the Social Security Administration, you do not need to submit proof of age.

State Senator Wayne Fontana’s office is able to assist applicants with filing for their rebate. Call the Brookline office at 412-344-2551 or Kennedy office at 412-331-1208 to schedule an appointment.

Apply for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program

Older adults and people with disabilities 18 and older in Pennsylvania may be eligible to receive up to $1,000 in rebates.  

​​​About the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program​

The Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program supports homeowners and renters across Pennsylvania. This program provides a rebate ranging from $380 to $1,000 to eligible older adults and people with disabilities age 18 and older. 

This program is supported by funds from the Pennsylvania Lottery and gaming.  ​

​How Much Money Can I Receive?​​​

Homeowners and renters in Pennsylvania may be eligible to receive up to $1,000 through a standard rebate. The amount of money you will receive is based on your income. Some applicants may qualify for supplemental rebates as well. 

Income Maximum Rebate
$0 – $8,000 $1,000
$8,001 – $15,000 $770
$15,001 – $18,000 $460
$18,001 – $4​​​​5,000 $380​


Eligibility ​

This program supports Pennsylvania homeowners and renters who meet the following criteria. ​​

  • ​​Age Criteria 
    • ​​​65 and older 
    • Widows and widowers 50 and older 
    • People with disabilities 18 and older 
  • ​​Income Criteria 
    • ​​In addition to age requirements, to qualify for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate, your household income must be $45,000 or less ​annually.  ​

​​How to Apply ​

There are a few ways to apply​ for the program: online, by mail, or in-person. Learn more about your application options​​. ​

​​​​Application Deadline

Applications for 2023 Property Tax/Rent Rebates are due by June 30, 2024. Under Pennsylvania law, the Department of Revenue evaluates the program before the June 30 deadline every year. If extra funds are available, the deadline is extended to December 31. Applications postmarked by that date will be accepted for processing. 
 
To date, funding has been available to allow all who qualify to benefit from the program. ​

​​How to Get Help ​

Free help is available to assist you with your application.

In-Person Support

Hundreds of locations across the state can help you with your application. Find in-person support near you.​

​Additional Support 

There are resources to help you if you have questions with your application. 

​​How-To Apply for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Video 

 

 
 

​​​After You Apply ​

  • April: Automated calls begin to notify applicants that their application was received. 
  • June: Automated calls begin to notify applicants that their application was approved. 
  • July 1: Rebates will begin to be issued. Payments will be made by direct deposit or check mailed to the applicant, depending on the payment option you choose on your application. ​

​Track the Status of Your Rebate

​​​You can check the status of your Property Tax/Rent Rebate online or by phone. Please be prepared with the primary applicant’s Social Security number, date of birth, and application year.  

WARNIN​G: Some past applicants to this program have received calls from scammers. The Department of Revenue will never ask you for your bank account information over the phone. You should not give out this sensitive personal information over the phone. If you receive a scam call, please report your experience​ to the Office of Attorney General​.  ​