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City of Johannesburg – Pensioner Rebates

May 2018

 

Pensioner Rebates for Rates in Johannesburg

 

Johannesburg’s Property Rates Policy provides a varying degree of rebates for many pensioners who have reached the age of 60 or older. According to the City of Johannesburg website, the following applies:

Who qualifies for a pensioners’ rebate?

  • Pensioners must own the property and personally occupy the property.
  • Pensioners dependent on a National Security Grant qualify for a 100 % rebate on successful application.
  • Pensioners who are not on National Security Grant, but whose gross monthly income falls below R5600 qualify for a 100% rebate on successful application.
  • Pensioners who are not on National Security Grant, but whose gross monthly income is higher than R5600 but less than R10300 qualify for a 50% rebate on successful application.

To qualify for a pensioners’ rebate, you must apply to the City and must comply with the following criteria:

  • You must be 60 years or older;
  • Your property value must not exceed R1,5 million
  • You must personally occupy the property.


How to register for your pensioners’ or Senior Citizen Rebates

Step 1

Applicants must complete a  a Pensioners’ Rebate Form available  from one the Customer Service Centres or from the City’s website www.joburg.org.za


Step 2

Submit your forms along with the following evidence to the Customer Service Centres

  • Certified copy of your ID
  • Certified copy of your pension card
  • Copy of your Municipal Statement

 

Who is billed for rates?

 

  • The owner of the freehold property and the owner of one or more units owned in terms of the Sectional Titles Act.
  • Pensioners who live in Sectional Title properties
  • Pensioners who own Sectional Title, benefit from the rebates that Council offers to pensioners. This rebate is in addition to the 20% rebate that is offered to Sectional Title Unit owners.
  • The pensioner rebate is valid for two years only. A fresh application is required at the expiry of the two year period.

 

It is important to contact the City of Johannesburg directly
via their website
or call their help line at 0860-JOBURG or 0860 562 874
regarding any queries you might have,
and to ensure that the information is  up to date.

 

 

Please note: 

YEI is unable to respond to any queries regarding
COJ rates rebates for pensioners.
Please contact City Of Johannesburg directly as detailed above

 

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6 Comments

  • Yvonne Walker
    May 16, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    Are similar rebates offered to pensioners in Tshwane?

    • Marilynh
      May 17, 2018 at 11:25 am

      Dear Yvonne, we are in the process of compiling similar articles for other Municipalities throughout South Africa, keep an eye on our website for updates. In the interim I would suggest you either go to their website at http://www.tshwane.gov.za/Pages/default.aspx or go to their Customer Service Centre to enquire. Angela (YEI staffer)

  • Dimakatso Letoaba
    June 2, 2018 at 11:14 am

    Awaiting for that in Tshwane

  • Avril Wood
    September 13, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    Good day

    I applied for Pensioners Rebate at the end of June 2018, my forms were handed in at Belim in Glenvista where the COJ and DA were assisting pensioners.
    To date I have not received a rebate or any correspondence from COJ.
    My account No: 501 555 229 –

  • Rene Rupping
    September 23, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    How often must a pensioner apply for the rebate?
    Thank you.

  • susan wentzel
    October 23, 2018 at 7:47 am

    Hi Avril, I also have applied twice and nothing… i was just googling someone or some where that can help

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