Centrelink/Department of Veterans’ Affairs Confirmation eServices | Customer Consent Form
To ensure that the Pensioner Rebate continues to be automatically deducted from your rates notice, Centrelink has advised that it now requires Council to update its records to ensure that all consents are still valid and current.
Please complete the following form to ensure that your Pensioner Rebate continues to be deducted from your rates , no later than Friday 22 April 2016.
Who is eligible?
Under State legislation some pensioners are eligible to receive a concession off their rate account. The amounts of the concessions available on an annual basis are fixed by legislation. Currently eligible pensioners are entitled to a rebate of 50% of their combined rates and charges, up to a maximum of $250.
If you receive a pension or benefit you may be eligible for a concession even though someone else may jointly own and occupy the property.
- You must be an eligible pensioner.
- You must occupy the dwelling for which a concession is sought as your sole or principal place of living.
- Evidence of eligibility will be required.
- Persons who become or cease to be eligible pensioners during the year will receive a concession proportionate to the number of full quarters in which they are an eligible pensioner.
To apply complete the application form(PDF, 653KB), or call Customer Service on 9952 8222.