Brooks Reminds Senior Citizens They Are Not Required to Pay Fee to Apply for State Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program
9/6/2011
GREENVILLE – Rep. Michele Brooks (R-Crawford/Mercer/Lawrence) today reminded area senior citizens that there is no charge to apply for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program and that assistance in completing the application is available at no charge at any of her district offices.

“Numerous local senior citizens have visited my district office in Greenville with solicitations charging a fee to complete the Property Tax/Rent Rebate forms,” Brooks said. “I would like all of our seniors to be aware that the Commonwealth does not charge a fee for either completing the application or obtaining a form.”

The fees are being charged by private companies offering the service.

Forms are also available from her offices, the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue and the Area Agency on Aging for free.

The state attorney general’s office encourages consumers to avoid unsolicited offers that ask for payment in return for assistance obtaining government funds and urged all consumers to check directly with official agencies to determine if applications or other information can be obtained for free.

The Pennsylvania’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with permanent disabilities age 18 and older who meet certain income requirements.

More information is available at her website at RepMicheleBrooks.com.

State Representative Michele Brooks
17th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Contact:  Jennifer Keaton
jkeaton@pahousegop.com
717.705.2094
RepMicheleBrooks.com 
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