Shapiro used the opportunity to announce his Property Tax/Rent Rebate program and highlight its particular advantages for the state’s citizens age 65+.
The plan will:
- Increase the maximum senior rebate from $650 to $1,000
- Raise the income cap to $45,000 a year
- Make more residents eligible for the program
Under the proposal, in Montgomery County alone, an estimated 12,000 Pennsylvanians will now qualify for the rebate.
“My budget’s proposed expansion of the Property Tax/Rent Rebate program will also support seniors by providing a lifeline to help keep them in their homes — especially those living on a fixed income,” said Shapiro.
“After 17 years, it is time to update and expand this critically important rebate to put more money back in people’s pockets.”
He added that the proposal currently has the support of lawmakers from both sides of the aisle.
Read more about Gov. Shapiro’s Salem Senior Center visit in the Glenside Local.
A quick review of money management for seniors.