Harrisburg – December 22, 2017 – Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) is reminding constituents that the deadline to apply for the Department of Revenue’s Property Tax and Rent Rebate program is January 2, 2018.

“The property tax and rent rebate program has been an excellent resource in providing relief to those with high property tax and rent bills,” Senator Brewster said. “I want to remind those who are eligible of the program’s 2 deadline and strongly encourage residents to apply.”

The program is available to Pennsylvanians age 65 and older, widows and widowers age 50 and older, and individuals with disabilities age 18 and older.  The maximum standard rebate through the program is $650.

Brewster said his district office staff is available to assist those who need help in completing the application.  There is no application fee for the program. 

Senator Brewster has district offices located in Monroeville, McKeesport and New Kensington.

“My staff is experienced in assisting seniors and other residents who can benefit from this rebate program,” Senator Brewster said. “They are happy to answer questions and help with the application process.”

Since the program’s inception, $6.1 billion in property tax and rent rebates have been received by approved applicants.