Mark Kleinschmidt, councillor for ward 60, and three revenue officials from the Plumstead regional office addressed residents of Lansdowne and surrounds about rates, rebates and indigent benefits at a meeting at Lansdowne civic centre on Wednesday 20 November.Approximately 20 residents attended the meeting. “I was hoping for more attendees as I believe that it is important for pensioners to know how to save a penny or two,” says Kleinschmidt.Beryl Simpson from Kenwyn sent a message to Kleinschmidt after the meeting in which she expressed her thanks. “Thank you for the meeting last night (Wednesday, 20 November). A pity that attendance wasn’t good. To me it was helpful. Thanks again”.Pensioners are encouraged to apply for relief via their local walk-in centre (regional offices in their communities) by sending an email with the necessary information to email@example.com or by downloading the application form for pensioners and social grant beneficiaries. According to the City’s website, you have to comply and submit certain documents.When applying you must include the following with your application: Certified copies of proof of income (not older than three months) for the owner and spouse/partner and three months’ original, printed bank statements (non-internet statements) for all banking accounts from all banking institutions (not older than three months);certified copies of ID of owner and spouse/partner,a certified copy of the lease agreement if your property or a portion of your property is being leased;certified copies of proof of pension (private and state pension);certified copies of proof of investments or dividends;certified copies of proof of usufruct/habitation/executor/administrator or curator;certified copy of proof of trust document and income of all beneficiaries of the trust if applicablea certified copy of the applicant’s ID and proof of income for all owners is required if the property is registered in the names of multiple owners together with a certified power of attorney permitting the applicant to act on behalf of the other owners in respect of the specific property;a certified copy of the applicant’s (person residing) ID and certified proof of income for all other members if the property is registered as a close corporation (CC); in addition a certified letter permitting the applicant to act on behalf of the other owners in respect of the specific property, anda certified copy of death certificate or Will, if applicable.