Application for Pensioner Rate Remission
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If you have already applied for a pensioner rate remission please check that the remission is printed on the attached rates notice. If it does not appear on this notice then please contact Council.
If you have not applied for a pensioner rate remission and the property is your principal place of residence then please read the eligibility criteria below. If you believe that you are eligible to receive this remission then you will need to fill out an application form by visiting the Council Office in Georges Bay Esplanade, St Helens. Alternatively, you can contact Council and request a form to be sent to you or access this form from Council’s website. However, applicants will need to provide a photocopy of their card along with their completed application form.
The Department of Treasury and Finance confirms your eligibility. They also set a maximum amount that can be claimed each year and this is dependent on whether or not you also receive a remission on your water and sewage charges with Ben Lomond Water.
All applications for a pensioner rate remission for the 2012/2013 financial year will need to be completed on or before the 31st March 2013.
To be eligible for a pensioner rate remission on your rates; You must be eligible for one (1) of the following concessions as of the 1st July 2012:
- Pensioner Concession Card (PCC), Health Care Card (HCC), Repatriation Health Card (ie. Gold Card endorsed Total or Permanent Injury (TPI) or War Widow/Widower DVA).
- You must have owned the property or be the eligible ratepayer listed on the property on or before the 1st July 2012.
- You must occupy the property as your principal place of residence on or before the 1st July 2012.