Legislation in Senate and House of Representatives introduced today
HARRISBURG, August 20, 2021 – State Senator Katie Muth, D-Chester / Montgomery / Berks, and State Representative Carol Hill-Evans, D-York today introduced a bill to establish a property tax and rent reduction program for Pennsylvania’s youngest veterans .
The recent Veteran’s Property Tax and Rental Discount Program would provide much-needed relief to Pennsylvania veterans who retired from active service and entered civilian life within the past three years. The program is modeled on the property tax / rental discount program available to seniors through the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue.
“I am grateful to have the opportunity to work with Rep. Hill-Evans on this important proposal to bring property tax and rent breaks to our youngest veteran population, regardless of age,” said Muth. “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 as they transition to civilian life. We can and must do more to support the brave men and women who serve and protect our country. “
The Recent Veteran Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program would provide standard discounts of up to $ 650 on property taxes and rent payments for veterans with household incomes less than $ 35,000. Veterans who have retired from active duty or have been honorably discharged within the last three years may apply for financial assistance.
“I am delighted to partner with Senator Katie Muth to introduce an amendment to the Veterans Property Tax and Rental Income Program,” added Hill-Evans. “This is an opportunity to give back to our veterans who have given so much for our freedom. The bill will offer a discount, increased housing stability and peace of mind for recently separated veterans. “
Senator Muth and Rep. Hill-Evans introduced accompanying versions of the legislation to the Senate and House of Representatives, respectively. Both lawmakers agree that assisting Pennsylvania veterans must be a legislature priority and hope for swift action in their legislation.
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