By: KDKA-TV News Staff

HARRISBURG (KDKA) – The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue’s deadline is approaching for older and disabled residents to apply for rebates on rent and property taxes paid in 2020.

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Normally, the deadline to apply for the rebates is in June but funding allowed the deadline to be extended to Dec. 31.

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The rebates are available for Pennsylvanians over age 65, widows and widowers 50 and older, and people with disabilities 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.

Those eligible are being encouraged to file their applications online through the commonwealth’s myPATH portal. Previously, all applicants were required to file a paper application.

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More information on eligibility and applications can be found on the myPATH portal at this link. Local Sen. Jim Brewster’s office is also offering help applying.