Members and veterans of our armed forces who have been decorated for valor or meritorious service can now get one in a series of special license plates offered by the state Department of Transportation.
PennDOT’s new series of plates offers a design exhibiting one of the following military decorations: Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross, Navy Cross, Air Force Cross, Silver Star, Bronze Star for Valor and Bronze Star.
Veterans and military personnel interested in these new plates can click here to visit PennDOT’s web page for military veterans.
PennDOT’s Specialty Plate Program offers a variety of license plates, including those honoring individuals who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and in major conflicts from World War II to Operation Enduring Freedom.
The majority of military license plates can be requested by filling out Form MV-150, which can be found here.
Property Tax/Rent Rebate Deadline Looms
If you have not filed for the Pennsylvania Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program, I want to remind you the deadline is Dec. 31.
If you are a Pennsylvanian age 65 and older, a person with a disability 18 and older, or a widow or widower age 50 and older, you may be eligible.
Income limits are $35,000 for homeowners and $15,000 for renters.
The maximum standard rebate is $650, but supplemental rebates for qualifying homeowners can increase to $975.
You can stop by any one of my district offices to get a claim form (PA-1000), receive help in completing your application, and check the status of your claim.
You may also check the status of claims online by clicking here or call 1-888-PATAXES. The program is supported by the Pennsylvania Lottery and revenue from slots gaming.