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City Indigent Support Drive heads to Bellville South and other areas <p>The City is assisting households with an income of R7 500 or less per month. These households could benefit from debt write offs if they have not received a once-off write-off already, access free basic services and qualify for a 100% discount on their property rates.</p><p>The City offers South Africa's highest allocation of free water at 15kl, the highest allocation of free sanitation at 10,5kl, up to 60 free electricity units, and among the highest levels of support of all metros linking social relief to property value.</p><p><strong>Qualifying threshold for pensioners and social grant recipients expanded</strong></p><p>The City has expanded the qualifying threshold for pensioners and social grant recipients to enable additional residents to benefit from the Lifeline tariff and rates rebates, with the qualifying limit now increased to a monthly income of R22 000, up from R17 500. The City has also increased the social support package to R4,3 billion in total for rates and services relief for 2023/24. </p><p><strong>The </strong><strong>City's Indigent Support campaign will be in your area on:</strong></p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;">Bellville South Community Hall</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;">Bellville South</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>22 September 2023</p><p> </p><p>10:00-15:00</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Macassar New Community Hall</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Macassar</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>23 September 2023</p><p> </p><p>10:00-15:00</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Bridgetown Community Hall</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Bridgetown</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>26 September 2023</p><p> </p><p>10:00-15:00</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Strandfontein Community Hall</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Strandfontein</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>26 September 2023</p><p> </p><p>10:00-15:00</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Gugulethu Civic</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Gugulethu</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>27 September 2023</p><p> </p><p>10:00-15:00</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Khayelitsha CBD Multi-Purpose Centre</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Ilitha Park</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>27 September 2023</p><p> </p><p>10:00-15:00</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Colorado Community Hall</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Colorado Park</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>27 September 2023</p><p> </p><p>10:00-15:00</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Lotus River Civic Centre</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Lotus River<br></td></tr></tbody></table><p>'The City is already assisting more than 200 000 residents with indigent support benefits and we urge more residents to make use of this opportunity for assistance in 2023 as we have allocated a total of R4,3 billion for our social support to qualifying residents and pensioners who are struggling to make ends meet.</p><p>'We once again ask residents to inform their family members, neighbours and loved ones about the indigent support on offer and to approach the City for help. Our team of expert officials will be coming to your community to assist. We will communicate on the finalised dates and areas for the October and November months in due course,' said the City's Mayoral Committee Member for Finance, Councillor Siseko Mbandezi.</p><p><strong>Successful indigent applicants need only re-apply every 12 months from the date of approval</strong></p><p>Once an applicant has successfully registered as indigent, they need only re-apply every 12 months from the date of approval. </p><p><strong>Pensioners </strong></p><p>Applications from residents 60 years and older will remain valid until the next municipal valuation of their property comes into effect, which is expected to be from 30 June 2026 or until a supplementary valuation is implemented.</p><p><strong>Applicants will need:</strong></p><p>•                   proof of identification (ID book/card or passport)</p><p>•                   a bank statement for the last three months or a sworn affidavit stating that they do not have a bank account</p><p>•                   a bond statement for the last three months or a sworn affidavit stating that they do not have a bond account</p><p>•                   a copy of the estate documents if the applicant has inherited his or her house</p><p> </p><p><strong>If residents are employed, they must also include:</strong></p><p>•                   latest salary/wage pay slip or a letter from an employer stating their income</p><p>•                   a sworn affidavit if they are self-employed stating how much is earned per month</p><p>•                   proof if a disability grant, maintenance grant or pension is received</p><p> </p><p><strong>If residents are unemployed, they must include the following in the application:</strong></p><p>•                   a sworn affidavit stating that they are unemployed</p><p>•                   a sworn affidavit stating that they have no other source of income</p><p> </p><p> <strong>End</strong></p><p><br></p>2023-09-19T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#c4f863f4-8932-4297-bd36-60a07404f70e;L0|#0c4f863f4-8932-4297-bd36-60a07404f70e|indigent;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#6ffcf1c3-abab-4a9a-a87c-7ac9705d0fd6;L0|#06ffcf1c3-abab-4a9a-a87c-7ac9705d0fd6|Households;GP0|#4af4b579-4df1-461e-a0df-8b7b97614bf5;L0|#04af4b579-4df1-461e-a0df-8b7b97614bf5|assist10


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