James to Host Property Tax/Rent Rebate Clinic in Oil City
3/10/2015
SENECA – State Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Buter) will host a clinic on Thursday, March 26, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Free Methodist Church in Oil City to help residents fill out forms for the Commonwealth’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program.
 
“We are here to help people who may be eligible for a rebate, but may not know how to go about the application process,” James said. “Our goal is to help as many local residents as possible with their applications for this program.”
 
Residents eligible for the program can receive a rebate of up to $650 based on their rent or property taxes paid in 2014. The program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians who are 65 years or older, widows and widowers 50 years or older, and those 18 years or older with permanent disabilities.
 
Eligibility income limits for homeowners are set at the following levels, excluding 50 percent of Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, and Railroad Retirement Tier 1 benefits:
$0 to $8,000, maximum $650 rebate (homeowners and renters).
$8,001 to $15,000, maximum $500 rebate (homeowners and renters).
$15,001 to $18,000, maximum $300 rebate (homeowners only).
$18,001 to $35,000, maximum $250 rebate (homeowners only).
 
Residents are reminded to provide all the necessary income, property tax or rental information required to process claims quickly and accurately. Residents should bring appropriate documents proving their age, rent or property taxes paid, and income to apply.
 
Proof of age can be verified with a birth certificate, driver’s license, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation identification card, Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract for the Elderly (PACE) card, PACE Needs Enhancement Tier (PACENET) card, or Medicare card.
 
Proof of rent or property taxes paid can be verified with receipted tax bills, a rent certificate from the landlord or rent receipts signed by the landlord.
 
“It’s important for people to bring their paperwork with them to the clinic,” said James. “We want to make sure we have all the forms necessary to complete the application process.”
 
The Free Methodist Church is located at 206 Wilson Ave., in Oil City.
 
Residents can learn more about James by visiting his website at www.RepJames.com and following him on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/RepJames.

Representative Lee James
64th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Dan Massing
717.772.9845
dmassing@pahousegop.com
RepJames.com / Facebook.com/RepLeeJames
 
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