Sen. Phillips-Hill's office to help elderly, disabled apply for rebates

Logan Hullinger
York Dispatch
Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill R-28th District, takes her seat on the Senate floor during Swearing-in Day at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Dawn J. Sagert photo

State Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill's office is offering to help local senior citizens and disabled individuals apply for the state's Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program.

The program provides rebates on property taxes and rent paid by senior citizens and disabled individuals in 2018, and those interested can receive an application at the York Township Republican's office, located at 6872 Susquehanna Trail South.

To be eligible, applicants must be either at least 65 years old, a widow or widower of 50 years old or a permanently disabled individual of 18 years old.

Applicants must also be either homeowners with a household income of $35,000 or less or renters with an income of $15,000 or less, excluding half of Social Security income and Railroad Retirement Tier 1 benefits.

The maximum rebates for homeowners based on income are below. For renters, the rebates for incomes up to $15,000 are the same:

  • $0 to $8,000: $650 rebate
  • $8,001 to $15,000: $500 rebate
  • $15,001 to $18,000: $300 rebate
  • $18,001 to $35,000: $250 rebate

Phillips-Hill's York office is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. If those interested are unable to visit Phillips-Hill's office, they can call at 717-741-4648.

The deadline for applications to be returned to the state is June 30.

— Logan Hullinger can be reached at lhullinger@yorkdispatch.com or via Twitter at @LoganHullYD.