Pensioners, Are You Eligible for a Council Rates Concession

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Pensioners are being encouraged to check if they are eligible for a Sunshine Coast Council concession on their rates.

Director Corporate Services Ray Turner said Queensland Pension Card and Veteran Affairs Gold Card holders were entitled to a state subsidy on rates on their principal place of residence, and may also be entitled to a council concession.

“Provided you have owned property in the region for the last three years or at least five out of the last 10 years, you are eligible for this reduction on your rates,” Mr Turner said.

“You can complete the form as soon as you become eligible, at any time throughout the year.

“If you move house within the region you’ll need to reapply.”

To apply for a pensioner rate subsidy or concession, complete a form at the council’s customer service centres at Caloundra, Maroochydore or Nambour, or at council libraries.

Council staff will witness your signature and take a copy of your pension card.