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Edwardsville, February 17, 2016 – State Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) today hosted residents at the Temple Apartments in Edwardsville for an outreach event to help local seniors apply for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program.

“The Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program delivers significant property tax relief for older Pennsylvanians,” Yudichak said. “Each year our office holds outreach events throughout the district to ensure every eligible senior has access to a $650.00 rebate check that is funded through state lottery and gaming revenues.”

Last year, Senator Yudichak’s outreach efforts helped Luzerne and Carbon County senior citizens apply for over $500,000 in property tax and rent rebates. In Luzerne County, there were 19,000 applicants in 2014 that received over $8.33 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 over. Homeowners with a maximum yearly income of $35,000 and renters with a maximum yearly income of $15,000 are eligible for a rebate.

2016 Rebate Outreach Schedule:

Please note: the events at the apartment buildings are for residents only and not open to the public.

Anyone who needs assistance with filing their application for the program can visit Senator Yudichak’s district offices in Nanticoke or West Pittston any Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Nanticoke

164 South Market Street

Phone: 570-740-2434

West Pittston

801 Wyoming Avenue (Gerrity’s Shopping Center)

Suite 180

Phone: 570-883-4690

February 18th-Nanticoke Towers, Market Street Nanticoke 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.

February 23rd-Park Towers, East Green Street, Nanticoke 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.

February 24th-Eagle Ridge Apts, 9 Beverly Drive Edwardsville 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.

March 1st-Exeter Apartments, 222 Schooley Avenue Exeter 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.

March 9th-Oplinger Towers, Main Street, Nanticoke 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.

March 10th-Garden Village Apartments, 221 Fremont Street, West Pittston 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.

March 15th– Infantino Towers, 500 Kennedy Boulevard, Pittston 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.

March 16th Charles T Adams Senior Center, 5 East Market Street, Wilkes-Barre

Please call (570)825-3484 for an appointment

March 17th– Swoyersville Apartments,184 Hemlock Street, Swoyersville – 9a.m. until 12 p.m.

March 22nd– Hazleton Senior Center,24 East Broad Street, Hazleton – 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.

Please call for an appointment (570)459-1441

March 23rd– Sullivan Place,100 Claymont Avenue, Hanover Township- 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.

March 24th– Luzerne Towers,600 Bennett Street, Luzerne- 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.

March 29th – Rose Tucker Senior Center,145 E. Green Street, Nanticoke, 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.

March 30th– Lee Park Senior Center, 140 Lee Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, (residents only)- 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.

March 31st– Plains Manor, 500 Main Street, Plains- 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.

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 to the Property Tax/Rent Rebate program is June 30.

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