Sen. Vincent J. Fumo

District Office

1208 Tasker Street
Phila, PA 19148

Harrisburg Office

545 Main Capitol
Hbg, PA 17120



Property Rebates for Older Pennsylvanians

     Seniors have until Dec. 31 2007 to apply for the rebates they are entitled to receive this year, under the expanded program paid for by money from slot machine gambling

     This is the criteria:

     -- Those seniors earning $35,000 a year or less and who own a home are eligible for a rebate. And seniors only count one half of Social Security payments toward that income threshold. The cut-off point used to be $15,000.

     -- You must be a Pennsylvania resident homeowner age 65 or older, or be a widow or widower 50 years of age or older, or you must be permanently disabled or medically unable to work.

       To receive a PTRR application, senior citizens should do one of the following:

     Call toll-free at 1-888-222-9190

     Register online at

     Those who live in the First Senatorial District can also call either of Senator Fumo's district offices, at 215-468-3866 or 215-423-7670

     Eventually, a portion of the more than $1 billion that the state will receive annually from slots gambling will also provide significant wage tax cuts for Philadelphians. But senior homeowners are eligible RIGHT NOW, and they should take advantage of this historic tax break.


Copyright 2000 Sen. Vincent J. Fumo