Aug. 08, 2023

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jacob Banta (R-Erie) is applauding a new state law that will make more Pennsylvania seniors and people with disabilities eligible for additional property tax and rent relief.

In Erie County alone, there will be an additional 4,800 eligible beneficiaries because of the expansion of the Property Tax/Ret Rebate Program.

“Pennsylvania seniors are a top priority,” Banta said. “It’s well past time we put in the work to have their backs and give them relief they deserve. While there is more work to be done to make life more affordable for our seniors, I was pleased to support this important step forward. The expansion of this program is going to cover thousands more older Pennsylvanians and it will go a long way for the folks who need it the most.”

The law increases income limits for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program for homeowners and renters to $45,000 and increases the amount each recipient can receive from a maximum of $650 to $1,000. The measure was signed into law by the governor as Act 7 of 2023, and the expansion will take effect with next year’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program.

The full breakdown can be viewed in the table below:

Representative Jake Banta
4th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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