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Information Concerning Property Tax Relief for Veterans with Disabilities

Illinois veterans and persons with disabilities may be eligible for tax relief through the property tax homestead exemptions and mobile home exemptions.

A veteran and their spouse may qualify for one or more of the following exemptions:

  • Specially Adapted Housing Exemption for Veterans with Disabilities (35 ILCS 200/15-165)
  • Standard Homestead Exemption for Veterans with Disabilities (35 ILCS 200/15-169)
  • Returning Veteran’s Homestead Exemption (35 ILCS 200/15-172)

See PIO-74 at for more information on homestead exemptions.

In addition, veterans and persons with disabilities who make accessibility improvements to their residences may qualify for additional property tax relief. Accessibility improvements may include: ramps, grab bars, widening doorways, and other improvements to enhance the independence of individuals with disabilities. These accessibility improvements will not increase the assessment of the property for a period of seven years after the installment of the improvements. (35 ILCS 200/10-23)

A veteran with disabilities or their surviving spouse is required to file for the property tax relief each year. For more information on property tax relief and veteran's benefits, visit the Illinois Department of Revenue and Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs websites. An Illinois veteran or their spouse should contact their local Veteran Service Officer for information to apply for the specially-adapted housing property tax and mobile home tax exemption benefits. For information on how to apply for property tax relief available through homestead exemptions, contact your chief county assessment office.