The Disabled Persons' Homestead Exemption (35 ILCS 200/15-168) provides an annual $2000 reduction in the equalized assessed value of the property owned and occupied as the primary residence on January 1st of the assessment year, by a disabled person who is liable for the payment of property taxes. Documentation is required to qualify for this exemption. Please see the instructions for qualifying items. A Physician’s Statement for Disabled Persons' Homestead Exemption has been provided if no other documentation is available. PTAX 343-R must be submitted each year to qualify.
Proof of disability is required to qualify for the Disabled Persons' Homestead Exemption (DPHE). Please see the Physician's Statement for Disabled Persons' Homestead Exemption and refer to the second page for acceptable proofs of disability listed.
To continue to receive the Disabled Persons' Homestead Exemption (DPHE), you must file Form PTAX-343-R each year with your Chief County Assessment Officer (CCAO) by your county's due date. Failure to do so may result in the termination of the exemption.