Nanticoke, February 21, 2018 — State Senator John T. Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) hosted residents at the Rose Tucker Senior Center today in Nanticoke for an outreach event to help local seniors apply for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program.
“Property taxes are especially burdensome for our seniors, and we want to ensure that every senior eligible for the program is able to secure the property tax relief they deserve. To make the application process easier, my offices will be holding these events to assist seniors in completing their applications in an efficient manner,” said State Senator John Yudichak.
In 2017, Senator Yudichak’s outreach efforts helped Luzerne and Carbon County senior citizens apply for over $550,000 in property tax and rent rebates. In the same year, Luzerne County had a total of 19,032 applicants that received over $9.2 million in rebates through the program. In Carbon County, there were 3,811 applicants that received over $1.8 million in rebates through the program.
The Pennsylvania Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and over; widows and widowers age 50 and over; and people with disabilities ages 18 and older. Homeowners with a maximum yearly income of $35,000 and renters with a maximum yearly income of $15,000 are eligible for a rebate. The maximum standard rebate is $650 and the program is funded through state lottery and gaming revenues.
2018 Rebate Outreach Schedule:
Anyone who needs assistance with filing their application for the program can visit Senator Yudichak’ s Nanticoke and Jim Thorpe district offices any Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and our West Pittston Office Monday, Tuesday & Friday 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
February 21st – Rose Tucker Senior Center, Nanticoke 10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
February 22nd – Plains Manor, Plains 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
February 27th – Garden Village Apartments, West Pittston 9 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
February 28th – Temple Apartments, Edwardsville 9 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
March 1st – Luzerne Towers, Luzerne 10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
March 6th – Ken Pollock Apartments, Glen Lyon 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
March 7th – Lee Park Senior Center, Hanover Township 9.a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
March 8th – Infantino Towers, Pittston 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
March 8th – Exeter Apartments, Exeter 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
March 13th – Swoyersville Apartments, Swoyersville 10 a.m.- 11:30 p.m.
March 14th – Lincoln Heights Apartments, Pittston 10 a.m. – noon
March 14th– St. John Apartments, Wilkes-Barre 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
March 15th – Charles T. Adams Senior Center, Wilkes-Barre 9 a.m. – noon
Any updates or changes to the outreach schedule due to weather or any other unforeseen circumstances will be posted on www.senatoryudichak.com
The deadline to apply for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate program is June 30.