What does this exemption do?
This exemption reduces the equalized assessed value (EAV) by the amount of the exemption.
For the current tax assessment year the reduction is $5,000 off the equalized assessed value from
the property for a veteran with at least a 75% service connected disability, or $2,500 of equalized assessed value from the property for a veteran with at least 50%, but less than 75%
Who can qualify for this exemption?
To qualify for the Disabled Veterans’ Standard Homestead Exemption the veteran must meet the following requirements:
How do I apply for this exemption?
- Be an Illinois resident who has served as a member of the U.S. Armed Forces on active duty or state active duty, Illinois National Guard, or U.S. Reserve Forces, and not dishonorably discharged.
- Have at least a 50% service-connected disability certified by the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
- Must be the owner of record and occupy the house as of January 1 of the assessment year.
- The property must have a total equalized assessed value of less than $250,000 for the primary residence.
You must apply for the exemption with the County Assessment Office. You can get an application
here (Disabled Veterans' Standard Exemption Form) or you can call (630) 208-3818 and one will be mailed to you. After the initial application is approved, you will be mailed a renewal form each subsequent year.