Philadelphia Real Estate Helpful News and Views : Seniors Property Tax/Rent Relief Rebate Programs in Pennsylvania

Seniors Property Tax/Rent Relief Rebate Programs in Pennsylvania

 

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Recently when i was out shopping I heard many seniors complaining how difficult it was for them to keep up with the  rental increases every year. They were so distressed as the increases were a large jump and were told there were waiting lists for there units if they didn't want to pay. Loving where they lived of course the increase would be paid perhaps with a sacrifice for other necessities. Rental increases and the cost of living for seniors just somehow are not balancing for some.

 

Here is some wonderful information. This is just one of five programs so don't get disappointed I have read this in an email sent to me from SRA and wanted to share it. There are two very important articles. 

 

The first article is about the tax relief. The other about a scam trying to get your bank account information. Please read both.

 

 

 Pennsylvania offers property tax/rent rebate program for seniors
The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue offers a property tax/rent rebate program benefiting 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 or $15,000 for renters, and half of Social Security income is excluded. The maximum standard rebate is $650, but supplemental rebates for qualifying homeowners can boost rebates to $975. The program is one of five programs supported by the Pennsylvania Lottery, and it also receives funding from slots gaming. Application forms and assistance are available at no cost from Department of Revenue district offices, local agencies, senior centers and state legislators offices. See a full explanation of the program here.

 

State: Beware property tax rebate scams
The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue has issued a warning to residents to be cautious of a scam targeting seniors and people with disabilities through the Pennsylvania Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program. The scam consists of unsolicited telephone calls from a person claiming to work for the Department of Revenue. The caller tells the resident that their application for the rebate program has been approved and then asks if the recipient would provide bank account information so that the rebate can be directly deposited into a bank account. The Department of Revenue does not collect applicants’ bank information over the phone and is stressing that residents should never give out personal information over the phone to unsolicited callers. If you or someone you know has received one of these scam calls and provided banking information or other personal information, immediately call the bank to report the potential fraud.
Source: Times Herald; 6/21/2019

 

 

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Comment balloon 5 commentsHannah Williams • July 20 2019 12:47AM

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Hannah,

 

Thank you for sharing this news about your local real estate market.

 

 

 

Posted by Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900!, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years (Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty) about 1 month ago

Sounds like a wonderful program and one more states should adopt !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) about 1 month ago

Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900!  Finally support from the lottery program - helping our seniors 

Sally K. & David L. Hanson  This country needs to support and take care of our seniors so pleased to read this article. I hope to see and read more programs put into place

Thank you both for your interest in our senior citizens 

Hannah 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) about 1 month ago

I'm glad Pennsylvania offers property tax and rent relief for senior citizens.  That's a very valuable benefit.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 1 month ago

Hannah, it breaks my heart to hear seniors are renting at this time of life.  They should have a home fully paid off.  Great post.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 23 days ago

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