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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.


Tips for Checking the Status of Your Rebate

  • Claimants who already applied for rebates may use the Where's My PA Property Tax/Rent Rebate? tool to check the status of their rebate. You will need your Social Security number, claim year, and date of birth to use this tool.
  • Call 1-888-PATAXES to check the status of your rebate. This automated toll-free service is available 24 hours a day. You will need your Social Security number, date of birth and the anticipated amount of your rebate to use this service.

Steps to Follow if You Haven't Submitted Your Application


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: 814-871-449

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

Area Agency on Aging: Make a phone appointment with our staff to obtain assistance in completing the application. 


  • 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

December 31, 2020

Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Forms

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814-459-4581 Ext. 400