What is Indigent?
‘Indigent’ means any household or category of households, including a child headed household, earning less than a combined gross income, as determined by the municipality during the compilation of annual budget in terms of a social and economic analysis of its area, as vested in the municipal policy, which qualifies for rebates or remissions, support or a services subsidy, provided that child support grant is not included when calculating such household income.
Who Qualifies for Indigent Status ?
a) The applicant must be a resident of the uMgungundlovu District Municipality;
b) Have a valid South African Identity Document.
c) The applicant must be eighteen (18) years of age and above;
d) The applicant must be the owner or tenant who receives municipal services and is registered as an account holder on the municipal financial system.
e) All households that are child headed, even if they are below eighteen (18) years of age can apply for the indigent support;
f) If unemployed:
i. A sworn affidavit stating that you are unemployed; and
ii. A sworn affidavit stating that you have no other source of income.
g) If employed:
i. Latest salary/wage pay slip or a letter from an employer stating your income;
ii. If self-employed, a sworn affidavit stating how much you earn per month; and
iii. Proof if receiving a disability grant, maintenance grant or pension.
h) Maximum Combined Household Monthly Income must not exceed R 5000.