Rent Rebate

The Issue

Property taxes and rent are two of the largest expenses that individuals and families have to pay each year. Low-income seniors and adults with disabilities need help keeping pace with property taxes and rents without fear of losing their home or apartment due to rising costs.

Our Impact

Since the program's 1971 inception, older and disabled adults have received more than $6.9 billion in property tax and rent relief throughout Pennsylvania. This program provides real relief to low-income seniors and disabled adults.

Overview

Apply for Rebate Online

Apply Online

Using the electronic filing option offers many benefits, including:rent-rebate_1.jpg

  • Fast processing and direct deposit options
  • The "Where's My Rebate?" system to track the status of a claim online
  • Error-reducing automatic calculators
  • Security features to ensure your sensitive information is safe
  • User-friendly features that are not available when filing a paper application

If applicable, please have these potentially required documents nearby and available to be electronically uploaded with your application:

  • Proof of age
  • Proof of disability
  • Proof of death
  • Proof of income
  • Proof of taxes paid
  • Proof of rent paid

Photos of your documents are accepted. If your attachments are not able to be electronically uploaded with your application, you will have to file a paper application.

File Paper Application

Download Application/ Request an Application be Mailed to You

Free Assistance
Property Tax/Rent Rebate application forms and assistance are available at no cost from the Department of Revenue district offices, legislators' offices, and GECAC Area Agency on Aging.

Contact this helpline for more information.

1-888-222-9190 Department of Revenue Erie Office

Contact or visit the Department of Revenue for assistance with your rent rebate forms.
448 W 11th Street
Erie, PA 16501-1501
Phone: 814-871-4491

Taxpayer assistance hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Area Agency on Aging Senior Helpline: Make a phone appointment with our staff to obtain assistance in completing the application. 
814-459-4581 x400

Age

  • The rebate program benefits people age 65 and older
  • Widows and widowers age 50 and older
  • People with disabilities age 18 and older.

Income Limit

The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters, and half of Social Security income is excluded.

Rebate Amount

The maximum standard rebate is $650, but supplemental rebates for qualifying homeowners can boost rebates to $975.

Application Deadline

June 30, 2022

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Aging Information
814-459-4581 Ext. 400
AAAErieIntake@GECAC.org