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.


GECAC assists Erie County residents with applying for property tax/rent rebates through the Rent Rebate program. Make an appointment with our Senior Advocate 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

June 30

Forms are available for download in February.

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814-459-4581 Ext. 400