If you are an eligible pensioner who owns and lives in a property within the Cumberland City Council area, you may be entitled to a concession on your Rates account.
To be eligible you must hold one of the following Pensioner Concession Cards issued by Centrelink or Department of Veteran Affairs;
- Pensioner Concession Card (PCC)
- Gold card embossed with ‘TPI’ (Totally Permanently Incapacitated)
- Gold card embossed with ‘EDA’ (Extreme Disablement Adjustment)
- War widow or widower or wholly dependent partner entitled to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs income support supplement.
You may claim a rebate effective from the date of your Pensioner Concession Card and it will commence from the start of the next quarter.
Rebates can only be granted for the current financial year only. If you cease to qualify as an eligible pensioner, it will cease at the end of the quarter and part of the pension rebate will be added back onto the rate account.
Details of available rebates, rebate amounts and eligibility criteria for each are listed in the following table.
|Mandatory rebate||$250||All eligible pensioners|
|Voluntary rebate||$25||All eligible pensioners who own and live in a property within the Cumberland area for less than 5 continuous years.|
|Additional voluntary rebate||$75||All eligible pensioners who own and live in a property within the Cumberland area for 5 or more continuous years can apply to receive this amount in addition to the $25 voluntary rebate totaling up to $100 per year.|
Mandatory rebate - All NSW council’s give a mandatory rebate of up to $250, as legislated by the state government.
Voluntary rebate and Additional voluntary rebate - In addition to the mandatory rebate, we provide extra rebates to support our ratepayers.
During the NSW Government’s COVID lockdown period, pensioners who currently receive a rebate on their rates account can apply for the additional voluntary rebate of $75 by sending an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org with either a copy or photo of the front and back of their concession card.
Once processed, an amended rates notice will be issued.
New applicants who meet the above criteria, can apply;