Jun. 14, 2019

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Property Tax/Rent Rebate Deadline Extended Until
Dec. 31


Older adults and Pennsylvanians with disabilities now have until Dec. 31, 2019, to apply for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program. The original deadline was June 30.

The rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with disabilities age 18 and older. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters, and half of Social Security income is excluded.

The maximum standard rebate is $650, but supplemental rebates for certain qualifying homeowners can boost rebates to $975.

Residents should never have to pay a private entity for assistance in filing the forms. Copies of the forms, as well as assistance with filing them, are available at my district offices at no cost.

Applicants should be prepared to provide all the necessary income, property tax or rental information required to process claims quickly and accurately.

Applications and more information can also be obtained at www.RepKnowles.com.

As of June 1, the department had received 432,411 rebate applications. As specified by law, rebate distributions cannot begin until July 1. After June 30, rebates will be distributed as claims are received and processed. Applications typically take six to eight weeks to process. 
Congratulations Local Eagle Scouts!

We are so fortunate to have so many active scout troops in the 124th Legislative District.

Recently, I had the honor of participating in two local Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremonies.

Eagle Scout Court of Honor Ceremony for Cole Schlenker, Troop 184 Hamburg

Pictured with me from left to right: Dale Schlenker, Pete Schlenker, Scott Schlenker, Eagle Scout Cole Schlenker and Hamburg Mayor George Holmes.

Eagle Scout Court of Honor Ceremony for Nicholas Walls, Troop 777 Tamaqua

Pictured with me from left to right: Tamaqua Mayor Nathan Gerace, Schuylkill County Commissioner George Halcovage, Eagle Scout Nicholas Wall and Senator Dave Argall.
Attention Hunters! Licenses Go on Sale Monday, June 17

Hunting licenses for the 2019-20 hunting season go on sale this Monday, June 17, across the state.

All license buyers will receive a complimentary copy of the 2019-20 Pennsylvania Hunting and Trapping Digest

This pocket guide for the upcoming season, which includes key details about general hunting regulations, hunting hours, fluorescent orange requirements, a map of the Wildlife Management Units and season dates and bag limits, is also available to be printed.

Click here to find a licensing agent near you.
Click here to purchase your new license online (on or after June 17).
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