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State officials join those calling for PA General Assembly to use American Rescue Plan Act dollars to help seniors and the disabled

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania’s Department of Aging Secretary Robert Torres joined a group of community leaders and activists recently to echo Governor Tom Wolf’s call for the Pennsylvania General Assembly to use a portion of the $1.7 billion in unspent American Rescue Plan Act dollars to help older adults and individuals with disabilities through property tax and rent rebates.

Wolf’s proposal would direct $204 million to provide property tax relief to Pennsylvanians by investing in the existing Property Tax Rent Rebate program.

This investment would be a one-time bonus rebate to current program users, doubling existing rebates with an estimated 466,000 Pennsylvanians receiving an additional average rebate of $475.