PHILADELPHIA, June 7, 2017 – The deadline to apply for Pennsylvania’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program has been extended from June 30 to Dec. 31, according to state Sen. John Sabatina.

“The Property Tax/Rent Rebate program is providing much-deserved relief to seniors, so I encourage individuals to see if they qualify,” said Sabatina (D-Philadelphia). “My staff is ready to assist individuals who are interested in learning more and signing up.”

The rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with disabilities age 18 and older. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters, and half of Social Security income is excluded.

The maximum standard rebate is $650, but supplemental rebates for certain qualifying homeowners can boost rebates to $975. The Pennsylvania Revenue Department automatically calculates supplemental rebates for qualifying homeowners.

For assistance filling out a Property Tax/Rent Rebate claim form (PA-1000) and related information, contact or visit Sabatina’s offices at 12361 Academy Road (215-281-2539) or 8016 Bustleton Ave. (215-695-1020).

Claimants who already applied for Property Tax/Rent Rebates may check the status of claims online at or by calling 1-888-PATAXES.

Since the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program’s 1971 inception, older and disabled adults have received more than $6.5 billion in property tax and rent relief. The program is funded by the Pennsylvania Lottery and revenue from slots gaming.