Disabilities; Property Tax Exemptions

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There are a number of homestead exemptions for individuals with disabilities in Lake County, Illinois.  These exemptions lower the equalized assessed value of your property; some of these may be claimed in addition to other exemptions.  Verification is annually; along with that you may need a physician’s statement for these exemptions.
These links will also lead you to each of the exemptions for the disabled, along with the necessary forms.
This exemption lowers the equalized assessed value of your property by $2,000, and may be claimed in addition to the Homestead Limited Exemption and the Senior Citizen’s Homestead Exemptions, if applicable. (This is for first time applicants ONLY)
 
After initial application and approval in the first year you qualify for this exemption, it is required that each year thereafter you renew the exemption using this verification form. This form is mailed each year to all persons who received this exemption in the previous year. (This should not be used by first time applicants)
If you are unable to provide proof of your disability as shown on the Disabled Persons’ Homestead Exemption application, you must submit this form. It must be completed by a licensed physician in the State of Illinois – you will be responsible for any costs incurred for your examination. This form also must be accompanied by either the Disabled Persons Homestead Exemption Application or Annual Renewal Application.
 
This lowers the equalized assessed value of your property by $2,500 if your disability is service-connected and you are at least 50% disabled, but less than 70% disabled.  This exemption lowers the equalized assessed value of your property by $5,000 if your disability is service-connected and you are at least 70% disabled.  Note that this exemption is limited to residential property with an equalized assessed value of less than $250,000. (This is for first time applicants ONLY)
 
After initial application and approval in the first year you qualify for this exemption, it is required that each year thereafter you renew the exemption using this form. The Chief County Assessment Office will automatically mail these forms to all persons who received this exemption in the previous year. (This should not be used by first time applicants)
For more information, visit the Official Lake County Illinois, Chief County Assessment Office, Property Tax Relief Website:     http://assessor.lakecountyil.gov/Property-Tax-Relief/Pages/default.aspx