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Property Tax Rent Rebate Program Applications Available

Eligible seniors and individuals with disabilities can now apply for rebates on property taxes and rent paid in 2019 through the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program.

Information and applications for the Property Tax Rent Rebate Program are available online at or by calling toll-free 1-888-222-9190. Property Tax Rent Rebate claim forms and more information are also available at my district offices. I encourage local residents to call my office if they have any questions about the program or the application process.

 More information on the program is available here.

PHEAA Financial Aid Education Night Scheduled for February 13th

Now is the time that many junior and senior high school students are exploring options for continuing their education. Recognizing the importance of higher education, the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) would like to invite you and your parents to attend the PHEAA Financial Aid Education Night which I am cohosting.

PHEAA representatives will explain to students and their families what financial aid opportunities are available and which resources can assist in obtaining them. Please visit for more information.

The free seminar is scheduled for Thursday, February 13th, 2020 at 6PM and will be held at the Bucks County Conference and Visitors Center; 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020.

Seating is limited and advance registration for the free seminar is required by Thursday, February 6th, 2020. Please call my office at 215-638-1784 for questions or to register for this event. If you are unable to attend this event but would like to know more, check with your local guidance counselor to find an event near you.

U.S. Census Boosts Hiring Efforts for 2020 Count

The U.S. Census Bureau plans to hire as many as 500,000 temporary workers nationwide to help complete the 2020 Census. The part-time positions are open to anyone age 18 or older, and positions are also available on evening and weekends for college students and others who have other responsibilities during daytime hours on weekdays.

More information about the positions and pay rates are available here.

PennDOT’s Draft Statewide Public Participation Plan

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced it will hold a 45-day public comment period on proposed updates to its Statewide Public Participation Plan, which began on, Monday, January 27 and will conclude on Wednesday, March 11.

The plan outlines the public participation methods used when developing the Statewide Long Range Transportation Plan, the Twelve Year Program, the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, and the Statewide Public Participation Plan, and explains how the public can get involved in its statewide transportation planning and programming processes.

PennDOT encourages the public to review the draft plan in its entirety, and to provide comments. The draft document and the electronic comment form will be available at

LIHEAP Applications Accepted

A PA Public Utility Commission survey found more than 18,350 households statewide entered winter without heat-related utility service or using unsafe heating sources. Consumers can find help through assistance offered by their utilities or the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). For more information, click here

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