GROVE CITY – To help residents complete applications for the 2018 Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program, Rep. Tedd Nesbit (R-Mercer/Butler) announced that his office will hold a series of clinics around the 8th District.
“Filling out the paperwork for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate can be confusing and complex. Often times private companies will solicit senior citizens and other eligible individuals to have them pay to have it properly filled out,” Nesbit said. “I want my constituents to know that my staff can help fill out the paperwork at no charge. This is just one of the many services my office offers, and we’re happy to help fill out the applications and answer whatever questions applicants may have.”
The program is designed to help eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with disabilities age 18 and older to receive up to a $650 rebate from the property taxes or rent they paid last year.
To be eligible, homeowners must earn less than $35,000 a year and renters less than $15,000 with half of Social Security income excluded.
Certain supplemental rebates can boost homeowner rebates up to $975. The supplemental rebates are automatically calculated by the Department of Revenue for qualifying homeowners.
Applicants should be prepared to provide all the necessary income, property tax or rental information required to process claims quickly and accurately. Applications are due by June 30.
The clinics are scheduled as follows from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the respective municipal building:
• Marion Township – Thursday, Feb. 28, 2275 West Sunbury Road, Suite B, Boyers.
• Clay Township – Wednesday, March 6, 1115 Euclid School Road, Butler.
• Worth Township – Monday, March 11, 811 W. Park Road, Slippery Rock.
• Sandy Lake Township – Monday, Feb. 25, 3086 Sandy-Lake Grove City Road, Sandy Lake.
• Fairview Township – Monday, March 18, 1578 N. Perry Highway, Fredonia.
• Mercer Borough – Wednesday, April 3, 145 N. Pitt St., Mercer.
For those who cannot make the clinics, help is available any time at Nesbit’s Grove City district office. He asks that people stopping by the district office call ahead to make an appointment at (724) 458-4911.
For additional information or downloadable applications, contact Nesbit’s office, or visit his website at RepNesbit.com
The Property Tax/Rent Rebate program is one of many initiatives supported by the Pennsylvania Lottery.
Representative Tedd Nesbit
8th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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