LOWER PROVIDENCE, PA – A local legislature promotes laws to aid Pennsylvania veterans with property tax and rent reduction.
Senator Katie Muth, a Democrat whose 44th Senate ward includes Lower Providence Township along with the Chester County boroughs, announced late last week that she had teamed up with State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, York, to introduce the latest Veteran Property Tax and Rent-Rebate program, which would provide relief to state veterans who have retired from active service and re-entered civilian life within the past three years.
“I am grateful to have the opportunity to work with Rep. Hill-Evans on this important proposal to bring property tax and rent relief to our youngest veteran population regardless of age,” Muth said in a statement. “Veteran homelessness and veterans living in poverty are real, pressing problems in our Commonwealth, and this program would help alleviate some of their financial burden in transitioning to civilian life. We can and must do more to support the brave men and women who serve and protect our country. ”
Modeled after the real estate tax / rental discount program currently available to seniors in Pennsylvania, the proposal would include standard discounts of up to $ 650 on property tax for homeowners and on rent for veterans with household incomes less than $ 35,000, so Muth’s office.
Pennsylvania veterans who retired or were honorably discharged within the past three years are eligible for the program.
Muth and Hill-Evans introduced accompanying laws in their respective chambers.
Hill-Evans said the bill aims to return veterans who “have given so much for our freedom.
“This bill will offer discounts, stability and peace of mind to recently separated veterans,” Hill-Evans said in a statement.
Various government programs are currently in place to help Pennsylvania veterans. For more information, visit the Pennsylvania Office for Veterans Affairs.