​​Applying for pensioner rebate​
​The process of applying for a rebate varies from category to category so it is important to check out each section carefully and follow the steps outlined. ​Some rebates are awarded automatically while you will have to apply for others.

Two categories of Pensioners: 
This is not an automatic rebate as there are two cate​gories of pensioners.

1. 60 - 69 Years Old
​Application Form (Click here)
The pensioner application form may also be dow​nloaded from the website.

The City is sensitive to the needs of its senior citizens. Registered property owners who are pensioners may apply for a reduction of rates, subject to certain criteria. Pensioner's rebate application forms are available from any municipal Customer Service Centre.

There are 3 categories of pensioners defined in this category:

​Pensioners dependent on a national security grant – 100 percent rebate (subject to criteria);
Pensioners whose gross monthly earnings are less than R7 850 a month – 100 percent rebate (subject to criteria);
Pensioners whose gr​oss monthly earnings are higher than R7 850 but less than R13 458 a month – 50 percent rebate (subject to criteria).​

​Pensioner criteria:
You are the owner of the property in respect of which the rates are charged;
You live on the property;
You must be at least 60 years old;
The total value of the property as per the General Valuation Roll, that is, the land plus the improvements, may not exceed R2 000 000.

Documentation required:
​Your identity document;
Proof of income for the previous tax year (SARS assessment); and
Proof of current income.

2. Pensioner rebate: 70 year old and abov​e
Application form (Click here​​​)
This is not an automatic rebate.
The City will provide 100% rebate to pensioners age 70 and above, irrespective of income, on condition that the​ maximum value of the property, does not exceed R2 000 000.

Pensioner criteria:
You are the owner of the property​ in respect of which the rates are charged;
You live on the property
You must be at least 70 years old;
Document required: A Certified copy of Identity Document