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City reminds pensioners to apply for pensioner support<p>​‘Our teams have been assisting many residents in all areas of the city with their pensioner support applications over recent months. Struggling residents are urged to visit their nearest customer office or to contact our call centre for information about the assistance on offer.</p><div>‘Applicants must please remember that all those who have qualified for the benefits before, only need their proof of income with their application form when reapplying for available support. The City’s pensioner support package aims to provide assistance to all qualifying pensioners, and our teams are ready to help with the filling in and processing of applications,’ said the Mayoral Committee Member for Finance, Councillor Siseko Mbandezi.</div><div><br></div><div><strong>Pensioner rates relief</strong></div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Applications from residents 60 years and older will remain valid until the next municipal valuation of their property comes into effect. This is expected to be from 30 June 2026, or until a supplementary valuation is implemented. </div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Pensioners 60 years or older and people who receive social grants or a pension amounting to no more than R22 000 a month may qualify for a rates rebate of between 10% and 100%. They are invited to go to the nearest City customer care office or send an email to rates.rebate@capetown.gov.za</div><div><br></div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span><strong>For more information on how to apply for pensioner support:</strong> <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Apply/Financial-relief-and-rebates/Individuals/Apply-for-senior-citizen-support">https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Apply/Financial-relief-and-rebates/Individuals/Apply-for-senior-citizen-support</a>  <br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><strong>For rates or services relief</strong><br></div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Visit: <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Apply/Financial-relief-and-rebates/Individuals/Apply-for-indigent-rates-relief">https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Apply/Financial-relief-and-rebates/Individuals/Apply-for-indigent-rates-relief</a> or a City customer office.</div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Email: indigent.relief@capetown.gov.za  <br></div><div><br></div><div><strong>For payment arrangements</strong></div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Visit: <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Pay/Municipal-accounts/Electricity/arrange-a-payment-plan-for-debt-collection">https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Pay/Municipal-accounts/Electricity/arrange-a-payment-plan-for-debt-collection</a><br></div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Email: Payment.arrangements@capetown.gov.za<br></div><div><br></div><div><strong>For a list of the City's Cash Offices and Walk-in Centres, please visit:</strong> <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Explore%20and%20enjoy/See-all-City-facilities/Our-service-facilities/Walk-in%20centres">https://www.capetown.gov.za/Explore%20and%20enjoy/See-all-City-facilities/Our-service-facilities/Walk-in%20centres</a></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><strong>End</strong><br></div><p><br></p>2023-11-28T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#fcf9defe-208b-492e-900e-2632635cd7b1;L0|#0fcf9defe-208b-492e-900e-2632635cd7b1|pensioners;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#c4f863f4-8932-4297-bd36-60a07404f70e;L0|#0c4f863f4-8932-4297-bd36-60a07404f70e|indigent10

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