FACT SHEET: How Many More Seniors in Every County Will Qualify for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Under Governor Shapiro’s Expansion
August 04, 2023
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Shapiro signed into law a historic expansion of the Property Tax/Rent Rebate (PTRR) program, making good on the commitment he made to Pennsylvania seniors during his campaign and in his budget address to ease the burden of rising costs. Under HB 1100, which mirrors Governor Shapiro’s proposed expansion of the Property Tax/Rent Rebate program, nearly 175,000 more Pennsylvanians will qualify, and many of the 400,000 seniors who already qualify will see their rebates nearly double.
This is the first time the program has been expanded since 2006 and the rebate amounts and income limits will increase with inflation, so no senior becomes ineligible just because their Social Security payment increased.
The new law:
- Increases the income cap from $35,000 to $45,000 for homeowners
- Increases the income cap from $15,000 to $45,000 for renters
- Automatically increases the income cap to grow with inflation, beginning in claim year 2024
- Increases the maximum rebate from $650 to $1,000
Read below to see a breakdown by county of new beneficiaries of the PTRR program under Governor Shapiro’s expansion.
|County||Additional Number of Eligible Beneficiaries Because of Governor Shapiro’s PTRR Expansion*|
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