Pensioner Concession Card holders, check your rate notices

Published on 10 November 2017

Sunraysia Pensioner Concession Card holders are being asked to check their latest rate notices to ensure they’re receiving concessions available to them.

Changes to the Australian Government’s Pensioner Concession Card eligibility requirements on 1 January this year meant some residents lost their pension payments.

As a result, these residents also lost the concession on their municipal rates and charges.

A recent decision by the Australian Government has seen these Pensioner Concession Cards reinstated, however residents in this situation still need to let Council know so that their concession can be reinstated.

Ratepayers in this situation are encouraged to check their 2017-2018 Rate and Valuation Notice to see if they have received this concession.

If they haven’t, they will need to apply by completing an application form which is available at any of our Customer Service Centres and submitting it to Council.

Residents unable to attend a Customer Service Centre should contact Council to request an application form. 

Ratepayers are also encouraged to contact Centrelink to discuss any eligibility issues if they haven’t had their Pensioner Concession Card reinstated.



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