Seniors and other qualified residents in Pennsylvania will receive an amount of up to $1,000 in the new property tax and rent rebate program.
$1,000 Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program
Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro recently signed HB1100 into law that will give up to $1,000 in property tax and rent rebate program mostly to seniors. The new law also increases the income cap for renters and homeowners to $45,000 to qualify for the program.
In a published article in CBS News, Gov. Shapiro said that around 175,000 seniors will be added to the program and this will also double the rebates for many of the 400,000 Pennsylvanians who already qualify in the property tax and rent rebate program in the state.
Gov. Shapiro Released a Statement
According to a published article on the official website of Gov. Josh Shapiro, he said, “When I traveled across the Commonwealth on my campaign last year, I heard firsthand from seniors who told me that we need to do more to help them keep up with rising prices. Whether I was here in Scranton or out in Erie, an overwhelming number of older Pennsylvanians told me they were struggling under the burden of rising costs – and I promised that my Administration would lead the way by tackling rising costs and putting money back in your pockets.”
Furthermore, Gov. Shapiro added that this is one of the reasons why he signed the HB1100 into law. He reiterated that this will give relief to more seniors in the state.