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Mercer County Area Agency on Aging, Inc., assists older adults in the completion of various applications which can help individuals reduce expenses and live healthier, happier, and more productive lives. Applications include the Pennsylvania Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program, Reduced Vehicle Registration, PACE (Pharmaceutical Contract for the Elderly), LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program).
A Pennsylvania program providing rebates on property tax or rent paid the previous year by income-eligible seniors and people with disabilities. The rebate
program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with disabilities age 18 and older. The Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program is
one of five programs supported by the Pennsylvania Lottery. Since the program’s 1971 inception, older and disabled adults have received more than
$7.3 billion in property tax and rent relief.
Individuals may qualify for a reduced vehicle registration through PennDot and Vehicle services.
Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract for the Elderly (PACE & PACENET) helps pay for prescribed medications for Pennsylvania residents 65 years of age or older. Income guidelines apply.
LIHEAP is a program that helps older individuals with lower incomes pay heating bills and stay warm throughout the winter. Cash grants are available, as well as crisis grants to assist with repair and replacement of heating equipment, fuel shortage, shut offs, and impending utility service termination. Grants do not have to be repaid. You do not have to be on public assistance to qualify; however, you must meet income eligibility guidelines. You do not have to have an unpaid heating bill. Both renters and homeowners are eligible for LIHEAP grants.