- Be disabled or become disabled during the assessment year (i.e., cannot participate in any “substantial gainful activity by reason of a medically determinable physical or mental impairment” which will result in the person’s death or that will last for at least 12 continuous months).
- Own or have legal or equitable interest in the property, or a leasehold interest of a single-family residence.
- Occupy the property as your principal residence on January 1 of the assessment year, and
- Be liable for the payment of the property taxes
If you previously received a disabled persons’ homestead exemption and now reside in a facility licensed under the Nursing Home Care Act (210 ILCS 45/1 et. Seq) , you are still eligible to receive this exemption provided:
- Your property is occupied by your spouse, or
- Your property remains unoccupied during the assessment year.
- A Class 2 Illinois Disabled Person Identification Card from the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office. Note: Class 2 or Class 2A qualifies for this exemption; a Class 1 or 1A does not qualify.
- Proof of Social Security Administration disability benefits. This proof includes an award letter, verification letter, or annual cost of living adjustments (COLA).
- Proof of Veterans Administration disability benefits. This proof includes an award letter of total (100%) disability, pension statement, or statement showing compensation rated at 100%
- Proof of Railroad or Civil Service disability benefits is an award letter of total (100%) disability.
- If you cannot provide proof of your disability listed in items 1 through 4, then you will need to submit to the Illinois department of Revenue (IDOR) a Form PTAX 343-A. A Physician’s statement for Proof of Disability completed by a physician.
Process The documents must be filed with the DuPage County Supervisor of Assessments office 421 N. County Farm Road Wheaton, IL 60187.
The Disabled Persons’ Homestead Exemption (35 ILCS 200/ 15-168 Provides an annual $2,000 reduction in the equalized assessed value (EVA) of the property owned and occupied on January 1 of the assessment year by a disabled person who is liable for the payment of property taxes.
Forms: Click here for Disabled Persons’ Homestead Exemption Application
Questions: Call the Supervisor of Assessments office at 630-407-5858