Pensioner Rate Rebate Scheme
Pensioner Rebate Scheme - 2011/12 Financial Year
Have you applied for your Pensioner Rate Rebate from Council? If you are a Pensioner you are entitled to a rebate off your rates. The Pensioner Rate Rebate Scheme allows for a 20% rebate off the gross rates and charges levied by Council to a maximum of $200 per annum.
The Scheme is administered by Council and are reimbursed by the Department of Communities. To be eligible a person must::-
- Be the holder of a Queensland Pensioner Concession Card issued by Centrelink or Department of Veterans Affairs;
- Be the owner or life tenant, either solely or jointly, of the property. The Pensioner's name must appear on the title deed or have a life tenancy created by a will;
- Have legal responsibility for the payment of rates and charges levied by Council; and
- The property must be the Pensioner's principal place of residence.
Anyone needing more information on the Pensioner Rate Rebate Scheme should contact one of Council’s Customer Service Officers on 4661 0300 for the Warwick area, or 4681 5500 for the Stanthorpe area.
If you are eligible to receive the rates rebate and have not yet applied, an application form can be posted to you. The completed application form will need to be lodged in person by the Pensioner at any of Council's offices, and a photocopy of the Pension Card will be taken for Council's records.
If Council has received a completed application form and a copy of the Pension Card by 10 August 2011, the Pensioner will be eligible to receive the rebate in time for the rates issue in mid August. Pensioners who already receive the pension rebate do not need to reapply.