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05/20/2024 02:25 PM
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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2023 - 2024 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: January 3, 2023 05:27 PM
From: Senator Michele Brooks
To: All Senate members
Subject: Increasing the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Homeowner and Renter Income Limits by $5,000
 
The Property Tax/Rent 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 current income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters, with half of Social Security income excluded.
 
My legislation would increase both the homeowner and renter income limit by $5,000.  This would make the new limit $40,000 for homeowners and $20,000 for renters (still with half of Social Security income excluded).
 
The Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program is one of five programs supported by the Pennsylvania Lottery. Since the program’s 1971 inception, older and disabled adults have received more than $7.3 billion in property tax and rent relief. 

I hope you will join me in cosponsoring this important legislation to ensure Pennsylvanians in the most need can receive this much-needed relief.
 



Introduced as SB537