(HARRISBURG) – Pennsylvania Property Tax and Rent Rebate Assistance is available at State Senator John R. Gordner’s District Offices at no cost, and it is not necessary for senior citizens to pay private companies for this service.
“Our offices have become aware of an out of state firm that has purchased a Harrisburg Post Office box, and is sending solicitations to senior citizens in our area offering the service for $39,” said Senator Gordner. “While not illegal, this mailer certainly can confuse senior citizens into paying for a service that is offered free at my offices.”
Persons over 65, widows or widowers over 50 and the permanently disabled regardless of age are eligible for Pennsylvania property tax and rent rebates if household income is under $35,000. One-half of Social Security income is exempt.
Senator Gordner’s district offices are located in Bloomsburg, Millersburg, Mount Carmel and Shamokin Dam, and constituents may contact any office for assistance with these and other government forms and services. Information is also available at www.senatorgordner.com