Disabled Veterans Exemption
What is a Disabled Veterans Exemption and who qualifies?
Under this program, up to $70,000 of the equalized assessed value of a home owned by a qualifying veteran, or the veteran's spouse, or unmarried surviving spouse is exempt from property taxes. To qualify for this exemption, you must:
- Have served in the Armed Forces of the United States.
- Have a disability of such nature that the Federal Government has authorized payment for the purchase or construction of housing which has special adaptations to meet the needs of your disability.
How do I establish a Disabled Veterans Exemption?
You apply for this exemption through the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs. Once the exemption has been approved, the Chief County Assessment Office is notified by the Illinois Department of Revenue of the veterans eligible for this program. Please note that you are only eligible if you live in specially adapted housing that the Federal Government authorized payment for due to your disability. If you qualify, this exemption must be renewed each year.
You may obtain the required forms for specially adapted housing from the:
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center - North Chicago
Building 135 - Ground Floor
3001 Green Bay Road
North Chicago, IL 60064