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Thousands of Pennsylvania residents are in for a pleasant surprise.
Gov. Tom Wolf (D) announced that older and disabled Pennsylvanians who received a rebate on property taxes or rent paid in 2021 are also set to get a one-time bonus rebate.
“I am proud that bonus rebates are starting to roll out to Pennsylvanians in need this week,” Wolf said on Aug. 24.
“I proposed these bonus rebates back in February to help low-income Pennsylvanians deal with inflation and higher costs. For older adults in particular – many of whom are on a fixed income – a bonus Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program rebate this year will be a gamechanger. These bonus rebates will help older adults and Pennsylvanians with disabilities stay in their homes.”
Qualified recipients will receive a one-time payment equal to 70% of their original rebate, up to $1,657.50. The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue has already processed 361,042 claimants.
Revenue Secretary Dan Hassell said that while the one-time bonus rebates are being sent out ahead of schedule, they ask certain claimants to be patient.
“At the same time, we are asking claimants who are expecting a paper check in the mail to be patient,” Hassell said.
“It will take several weeks to mail all of the checks for the one-time bonus rebates, whereas those who elected direct deposit on their application forms should see their bonus rebates sooner. I would also like to thank the staff at the Pennsylvania Treasury for working with us to ensure that bonus rebates are distributed as quickly as possible.”