State Senator Andy Dinniman announced Tuesday that the filing deadline for eligible Pennsylvanians to apply for the Property Tax and Rent Rebate program has been extended from June 30 to Dec. 31, 2018. The rebate program, funded by the Pennsylvania State Lottery, has helped seniors and adults with disabilities receive $6.1 billion in Property Tax and Rent relief since its inception in 1971. Dinniman’s office says that thousands of Chester and Montgomery County residents have already applied this year, but many more that are eligible for this vital assistance have yet to do so. Recently, the rebate program was updated with the passage of Act 156 by the state legislature. Income eligibility guidelines for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program have changed so that income increases due solely to Social Security cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) no longer disqualify claimants from receiving rebates. To receive a Property Tax or Rent Rebate application, check the status of an application already submitted, or for any additional information, individuals may contact Senator Dinniman’s District Office at 610-692-2112 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.