Financial Relief for Indigent People

Financial Relief for Indigent People

Overstrand Municipality is currently arranging venues for roadshows on Saturdays to update the indigent database and to help families to register or to re- apply for indigent support.

The indigent support assists needy households that have limited financial ability to pay for municipal services.

Find out if you qualify as an indigent for a subsidy on water, sewerage, electricity and waste on your municipal account.

You can apply for indigent support if:

  • The total household income of people staying on the property is not more than R7 961.00
  • Average units electricity purchased do not exceed 500 kWh per month
  • Average consumption of water over the previous 6 months do not exceed 20 kℓ per month
  • Occupy the property as the primary residence
  • You are a South African citizen
  • You do not have more than one property registered as owner
  • Your property may only be used for residential purposes

To apply, you must:

Fill in an application form at the Finance Halls at the respective municipal offices OR on the dates that venues will be open on a Saturday from 9:00 – 12:00

Bring the following documents with you:

  • Latest municipal account
  • ID of residents older than 18 years
  • Copy of the birth certificate of all residents younger than 18 years
  • Latest 3 months’ salary/wages slip of each working resident
  • Latest 3 months’ bank statements from each working resident
  • In the case of no bank account, the client must confirm such with an affidavit
  • An affidavit to declare income if you are self-employed
  • Proof of all SASSA income
  • Affidavit of unemployment and that there is no other source of income
  • Divorce order in the event of a divorce
  • Death certificate of a co-owner where applicable

Registered indigents in the Overstrand area also receive :

  • 10 kiloliters free water
  • 50 kWh units free electricity

For more information contact the Finance Department at your nearest municipal rates hall for assistance during the week or phone 028 313 8000/8912; HERMANUS Administration 028 313 8027 / 028 313 8933 / 028 313 5060 /028 313 8042, GANSBAAI/STANFORD Administration – Tel: 028 028 384 8300 or Tel: 028 341 8500, KLEINMOND Administration – Tel: 028 271 8400.

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