RATES REBATES

REBATES on Municipal Rates for Pensioners

The following information is provided to assist those who may be eligible in seeking a rates rebate from the City:

CONDITIONS for Pensioners between ages 60 and 69

Pensioners must be 60 years or older, and must own and personally occupy the property, whose value must not exceed R2,500,000.
• Pensioners dependent on a National Security Grant qualify for 100% rebate on successful application.
• Pensioners who are not on a National Security Grant, but whose gross monthly income falls below R9,753 qualify for 100% rebate on successful application.
• Pensioners who are not on a National Security Grant, but whose gross monthly income is above R9,753 but less than R16,716 qualify for 50% rebate on successful application.
In case of joint ownership, at least one of the owners must be 60 years of age or older.
If the applicant owns more than one property, the rebate is applicable for only the property where the applicant actually lives.

CONDITIONS for Pensioners older than 70

Pensioners 70 years or older must own and personally occupy the property, whose value must not exceed R2,500,000.
There is no limit on income.

You can get the info and forms from the municipality at this link: https://www.joburg.org.za/services_/Pages/City%20Services/Rebates/Pensioner-rebates.aspx

You can also download them directly here:
Pensioner Rebates On Rates Form
70+ Pensioner Form

The key issue is that the property must not be worth more than R2,5 million.