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West Pittston, February 20, 2019 — State Senator John T. Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) hosted residents at the Garden Village Apartments today in West Pittston for an outreach event to help local seniors apply for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program. Over the next two months, Senator Yudichak’s staff will be holding outreach events at various locations across Luzerne County.

“The Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program continues to provide millions of dollars in property tax relief to the people who need and deserve it most, the senior citizens of northeastern Pennsylvania,” said State Senator John Yudichak. “Pennsylvania must do more to get the burden of onerous property taxes off the backs of taxpayers, and the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program has proven to be valuable to reducing that burden on older Pennsylvanians.”  

In Luzerne County, 18,525 applicants received over $9 million in rebates through the program in the last year. In Carbon County, there were 3,737 applicants that received over $1.7 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 age 18 and older. The income limit is $35,000 for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters, and half of Social Security income is excluded. The maximum standard rebate is $650, and the program is funded through state lottery and gaming revenues. Since its inception in 1971, more than $6.9 billion has been paid to qualified applicants through the program.

The deadline to apply for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate program is June 30.

2019 Property Tax/Rent Rebate Schedule

Please note: The events at the apartment buildings are for residents only and NOT open to public. Anyone who needs assistance with filing their application for the program can also visit Senator Yudichak’ s Nanticoke and Jim Thorpe district offices any Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

February 21 – with Rep. Aaron Kaufer’s Office
10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Luzerne Towers

February 21 – with Rep. Aaron Kaufer’s Office
2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Swoyersville Apartments

February 26 – with Rep. Gerald Mullery’s Office 
9:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
Ken Pollock Apartments

March 5 – with Rep. Aaron Kaufer’s Office
10:00 a.m.– 1:00 p.m.
Temple Apartments

March 12 – with Rep. Aaron Kaufer’s Office
1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Exeter Apartments

March 14
9:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
Lee Park Senior Center

March 19
9:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
Plains Manor

March 21
9:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
Infantino Towers

April 9 
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Lincoln Heights Apartments

April 11
9:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.
St. John’s Apartments

 

These four events are open to the public:

 March 7  
10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Rose Tucker Senior Center
570-735-1670

March 12
9:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.
Pittston Senior Center
570-655-5561

March 28
12:00 p.m.– 4:00 p.m.
Pittston Library
570-654-9565

April 2
9:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.
Charles T. Adams Senior Center
570-825-3484

 Any updates or changes to the outreach schedule due to the weather or any other unforeseen circumstances will be posted on www.senatoryudichak.com

 

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