Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program
Older Pennsylvanians may qualify for a rebate of up to $650. The amount of the rebate payments varies according to an individual’s income and the amount of rent or property taxes they paid. The program is funded by the Pennsylvania Lottery.
Applications for rebates must be filed with the Department of Revenue between January 1 and June 30 every year. The application forms and instructions may be obtained at the Adams County Office for Aging, Inc.
To qualify you must be aged 65 or older, a resident of Pennsylvania, have an annual income that does not exceed $15,000 (only 50% of your income from social security or railroad retirement benefits counts) and you must have paid rent or property taxes (even those who live in facilities or subsidized housing can qualify for the rebates.)The income limit for home owners is $35,000.
Should you need assistance completing the forms, the staff at Adams County Office for Aging, Inc. is available to help.
PACE and PACENET:
The PACE program helps to make prescription drugs more affordable for seniors in Pennsylvania. Individuals who qualify for the PACE program pay a $6.00 co-pay for generic medications and a $9.00 co-pay for brand name medications.
To be eligible, a person must be age 65 and older and have income from the previous year of less than $14,500 for single person and $17,700 for a married couple. You must be a Pennsylvania resident for at least 90 days prior to application.
The PACENET program extends the income eligibility levels a bit further to make affordable drugs available to more people. To be eligible for PACENET, a single person must have an income from the previous year between $14,500 and $23,500. A married couples’ annual income must be between $17,700 and $31,500. This makes them eligible for modified PACE benefits. Pennsylvanians who are eligible for PACENET must enroll in the program. Each enrollee has a $40 per month deductible which will be cumulative if not met each month. Once the enrollee meets the deductible, the individual will be subject to a co-pay of $8 for generic drugs and $15 for brand name drugs.
Income for both programs includes, but is not limited to Social Security and pensions, taxable IRAs and annuities, interest, dividends, capital gains, wages, rental and business income, worker’s compensation, unemployment compensation, gifts exceeding $300 and life insurance benefit payments exceeding $5000. Assets are not considered as income.
Applications for both programs are available at our office or you can apply on-line at pacecares.magellanhealth.com
Reduced PA Driver Registration Fee:
Retired residents of Pennsylvania may be eligible to register their automobile for a $10 fee instead of the usual $36. Any Pennsylvania resident who is retired and receiving social security or other pension and annuities that do not exceed $19,200 annually is eligible.
Application forms are available at the Adams County Office for Aging or by calling the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation at 800-932-4600.