Cape Town extends deadline for applications for rates rebates for poor households

2017-10-06 20:53
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Cape Town - Capetonians who are living with disabilities or who are on pension have been given a breather, until November 30, to submit their applications for rates rebates, the city council said on Friday.

The deadline was extended from August 31 after not as many people applied this year as last year, explained City of Cape Town mayoral committee member for finance councillor Johan van der Merwe.

To qualify, the monthly household income in which the person who has a disability or is on pension lives must be between R4 000 and R15 000.

They might even be able to get the "lifeline electricity tariff" if their household is using less than 450 units a month.

The rates rebates range between 10% and 100%.

To apply for the rebate applicants must:

- Complete and submit the senior citizens and person with disability's rates rebate application form which is available at walk-in centres or the city's website;
- Include these documents in the application:

Proof of income for the owner and spouse/partner and three months' original, printed bank statements for all banking accounts;

Copies of ID of owner and spouse/partner;

Copies of lease agreement if you own additional property;

Proof of pension;

Proof of investments or dividends;

Proof of usufruct (when you don't own a property, but are allowed to use it)/habitation/executor/administrator or curator;

Proof of trust document and income of all beneficiaries;

A copy of the applicant's ID and proof of income for all owners if the property is registered to multiple owners;

A copy of the applicant's (person residing) ID and proof of income for all other members if the property is registered as a close corporation;

A copy of death certificate or will, if applicable; and

Any other documents that city may deem necessary.

Completed forms can be handed in at any of the city's walk-in centres or posted to: Revenue Department, City of Cape Town, PO Box 655, Cape Town, 8000. If posting, send certified copies of ID, do not post original ID. Or, they can be emailed to

Approved rebate applications are valid until June 30, 2019 or when the household income changes.

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