Apply for Pensioner or Disabled Support

Apply for Pensioner or Disabled Support

Overstrand Municipality

Apply for Pensioner or Disabled Support

New application forms are available.

It is that time of the year for retired and disabled persons in the Overstrand to apply for rates rebate. 

Pensioners who qualify are encouraged to make use of this opportunity without delay. Late applications will be accepted till 30 September 2023.

A rates rebate is a discount on the amount of rates that you pay to the municipality each month in respect of your property ownership. There are specific criteria that needs to be met before a pensioner or disabled person can qualify for a rebate. 

 
To qualify for the rebate, a property owner must: 

• be a South African citizen
• occupy the property as his/her primary residence, provided that where the owner is unable to occupy the property due to circumstances beyond his/her control, the spouse or minor children may satisfy the occupancy requirement. Absence of up to three months per year from the property will be disregarded for the purposes of this requirement 
• be at least 60 years of age or in receipt of a disability pension from the State 
• be in receipt of a total monthly income not exceeding the amount as decided by the Municipality  
• not be the owner of more than one property 
• A usufructuary or habitatio (right of habitation) or an executor or administrator of a deceased estate will be regarded as the property owner for purposes of a rebate application. The applicant must produce an affidavit or a letter from the Master of the High Court to substantiate the appointment

 
REBATE PERCENTAGES 

Retired and Disabled persons qualify for special rebates on property rates, according to their total gross monthly household income. 

A rebate of 100% to approved applicant in terms of this Policy, who’s gross monthly household income may not exceed the amount of two times (2x) the state funded social pensions per month; 

= R2 090 x 2 = R4 180

A rebate of 70% to approved applicant in terms of this Policy, who’s gross monthly household income may not exceed the amount of three times (4x) the state funded social pensions per month 

= R2 090 X 4 = R8 360

A rebate of 40% to approved applicant in terms of this Policy, who are older than 60 with a gross monthly household income less than four times (8x) the state funded social pensions per month; 

= R2 090 X 8 = R16 720

 
NEED HELP?

Contact or visit your nearest municipal offices for more information or if you have any difficulty in filling in the form.

Alternatively, phone the finance department (Rates and Data Control Office) on Tel: 028 313 8000/8132; HERMANUS Administration 028 313 8027 / 028 313 8933 / 028 313 5060 /028 313 8042, GANSBAAI/STANFORD Administration - Tel: 028 028 384 8300 or Tel: 028 341 8500, KLEINMOND Administration - Tel: 028 271 8400 or direct any questions to enquiries@overstrand.gov.za.

The updated pensioner rebate application form is available on the municipal website. Go to www.overstrand.gov.za click on Documents, Forms and download ‘Rebate application forms and letters’ or click here.

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