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RE: Disabled Veterans Exemption Workshop

Friday, January 22, 2016
Special to suffredin.org

There may be some concern that disabled veterans are possibly not receiving their exemptions.

In fact, all veterans will receive their exemption deductions at the normal time. However, some

disabled veterans who are completely exempt from property taxes might receive a bill in

February with a balance due in March.

This is a one-time situation that actually does not affect the vast majority of those who qualify

for the Disabled Veterans Homeowner Exemption. All reductions in their tax bills will occur

perfectly on schedule. It affects only the smaller number of disabled veterans who are at least

70% disabled and thus completely exempt from property taxes under the new law.

For the completely exempt, any overpayment will be refunded in full this summer. In all future

years they will never receive a tax bill balance due, if their disability level is unchanged. Again,

this is a one-time situation for this smaller group of disabled vets, a group to whom we are very

committed.

Please remember the Disabled Veterans Homeowner Exemption must be applied for each year.

State law requires the Assessor’s Office to annually receive a renewal application including the

Veterans Administration (VA) certification showing his or her disability level.

Applications for this exemption will be available beginning January 27, 2016 on the Cook

County Assessor’s Office web site (www.cookcountyassessor.com) and by mail. Applications

are due back by March 2, 2016. For further information, please call 312-443-7550.

The Assessor’s Office and the Cook County Department of Veterans Affairs

(www.cookcountyil.gov/veterans-affairs or 312-603-6423) will hold three seminars in February:

? February 8th - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at McCook Athletic & Exposition-Pub at the MAX, 4720 S. Vernon

Ave., McCook IL (East side of the building). http://www.max-mccook.com/ (708) 485-1555

? February 16th - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Evanston Vet Center, 1901 Howard St., Evanston, IL.

http://www.va.gov/directory/guide/facility.asp?ID=5048 (847) 332-1019

? February 22nd, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.: Orland Park Civic Center, 14750 Ravinia Ave., Orland Park, IL;

https://www.orland-park.il.us/facilities/facility/details/Orland-Park-Civic-Center-71 (708) 403-6200



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