Governor Josh Shapiro signs HB 1100 into law

During a visit to the United Neighborhood Center’s Oppenheim Healthy Aging Campus in Scranton, Governor Josh Shapiro signed HB 1100 into law, expanding the Property Tax/Rent Rebate program to nearly 175,000 more Pennsylvania seniors. This is the first time the program has been expanded since 2006. The bill raises the maximum rebate for seniors from $650 to $1,000, increases the income cap for renters and homeowners to $45,000 a year, and ties the cap to increases in the cost of living so no seniors lose out just because their Social Security payment went up.

Gaylene Macuska is a frequent attendee at UNC’s Oppenheim Center, and was invited to speak at the event. “I was an invited guest when Governor Shapiro gave his budget address on March 7,” said Gaylene. “I was very honored to be there and hear the Governor’s proposal for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate, and I am proud to be standing here to see that proposal become reality,”

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(Pictured left to right: Lisa Durkin, UNC President & CEO; Governor Josh Shapiro; Gaylene Macuska.)