FACT SHEET: How Many More Seniors in Every County Will Qualify for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Under Governor Shapiro’s Expansion

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Shapiro signed into law a historic expansion of the Property Tax/Rent Rebate (PTRR) program, making good on the commitment he made to Pennsylvania seniors during his campaign and in his budget address to ease the burden of rising costs. Under HB 1100, which mirrors Governor Shapiro’s proposed expansion of the Property Tax/Rent Rebate program, nearly 175,000 more Pennsylvanians will qualify, and many of the 400,000 seniors who already qualify will see their rebates nearly double.

This is the first time the program has been expanded since 2006 and the rebate amounts and income limits will increase with inflation, so no senior becomes ineligible just because their Social Security payment increased.

The new law:

  • Increases the income cap from $35,000 to $45,000 for homeowners
  • Increases the income cap from $15,000 to $45,000 for renters
  • Automatically increases the income cap  to grow with inflation, beginning in claim year 2024
  • Increases the maximum rebate from $650 to $1,000

Read below to see a breakdown by county of new beneficiaries of the PTRR program under Governor Shapiro’s expansion. 

  County  Additional Number of Eligible Beneficiaries Because of Governor Shapiro’s PTRR Expansion*
Adams County1,300
Allegheny County16,500
Armstrong County1,500
Beaver County3,200
Bedford County1,100
Berks County5,700
Blair County2,900
Bradford County1,100
Bucks County4,500
Butler County2,400
Cambria County3,500
Cameron County100
Carbon County1,200
Centre County1,200
Chester County2,300
Clarion County800
Clearfield County1,800
Clinton County800
Columbia County1,200
Crawford County1,800
Cumberland County2,300
Dauphin County3,300
Delaware County4,300
Elk County700
Erie County4,800
Fayette County3,300
Forest County100
Franklin County2,200
Fulton County300
Greene County600
Huntingdon County900
Indiana County1,600
Jefferson County1,000
Juniata County500
Lackawanna County3,900
Lancaster County5,700
Lawrence County1,800
Lebanon County2,100
Lehigh County4,500
Luzerne County6,000
Lycoming County2,200
McKean County900
Mercer County2,400
Mifflin County1,200
Monroe County1,800
Montgomery County5,000
Montour County300
Northampton County3,700
Northumberland County2,200
Perry County600
Philadelphia County20,300
Pike County500
Potter County400
Schuylkill County3,200
Snyder County700
Somerset County1,900
Sullivan County100
Susquehanna County600
Tioga County800
Union County600
Venango County1,200
Warren County700
Washington County3,200
Wayne County800
Westmoreland County6,900
Wyoming County400
York County5,600

*These estimates used state-level data from the US Census Bureau.

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