Legislation presented to the Senate and the House today
HARRISBURG, August 20, 2021 – State Senator Katie Muth (D-Chester / Montgomery / Berks) and State Representative Carol Hill-Evans (D-York) today introduced legislation to establish a reduction program property tax and rent relief for recent Pennsylvania veterans.
The recent veterans property tax and rent reduction program would provide much-needed relief to Pennsylvania veterans who ended active service and entered civilian life within the past three years. The program is modeled on the property tax and rent rebate program offered to seniors through the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue.
“I am grateful to have the opportunity to work with Representative Hill-Evans on this important proposal to provide property tax and rent relief to our recent veteran population, regardless of age.” , Muth said. “Homeless veterans and veterans living in poverty are real and pressing problems in our Commonwealth and this program would help alleviate some of their financial burden upon their return to civilian life. We can and must do more to support the courageous men and women who serve and protect our country. “
The Recent Veterans Property Tax and Rent Reimbursement Program would offer standard reimbursements of up to $ 650 on property taxes and rent paid to recent veterans with family incomes of less than $ 35,000. Veterans who have completed active service or who have been honorably released within the past three years would be eligible to apply for financial assistance.
“I am very pleased to introduce companion legislation with Senator Katie Muth for the Veterans Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program,” added Hill-Evans. “This is an opportunity to give back to our veterans who gave so much for our freedom. The bill will provide reimbursement, increased housing stability and peace of mind for recently separated veterans.
Senator Muth and Representative Hill-Evans presented complementary versions of the legislation to the Senate and the House, respectively. Both lawmakers agree that supporting Pennsylvania veterans should be a priority for the legislature and hope for swift action on their legislation.
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