Homestead Exemption for Persons with Disabilities (HEPD)
PTAX-343 & PTAX-343R
This exemption lowers the equalized assessed value of your property by $2,000 starting in tax year 2007, and may be claimed in addition to the General Homestead Exemption and the Senior Citizen's Homestead Exemptions, if applicable. This exemption cannot be claimed in addition to the Disabled Veterans' Standard Homestead Exemption or the Disabled Veterans' Exemption of $100,000; you can only receive one of these exemptions and, if you are a veteran, you should choose to apply for the one most beneficial to you.
Exemption Amount – $2,000 on the equalized assessed value
To qualify and receive this exemption, you must:
Own or have a legal or equitable interest in the property
Have lived on the property on or before January 1st of the tax year.
Be disabled under the Federal Social Security Act and supply either:
A copy of your Illinois Disabled Person Identification Card (PDF) stating that you are under a Class 2 disability (for each year you qualify); or
Proof of Social Security Administration Social Security Benefits. This proof includes an award letter, verification letter, or annual cost of living adjustment (COLA) - This paperwork must be issued in the tax year for which you are applying. Whichever you supply, it must indicate that the benefits are for disability; or
Proof of Veterans Administration disability benefits which would be an award letter showing total 100% disability; or
Proof of Railroad or Civil Service disability benefits which would be an award letter showing a total 100% disability.
Please note that this exemption requires annual verification of eligibility.
The Chief County Assessment Office will mail the appropriate forms each year to all disabled persons who received the exemption in the prior year.
Please note that this exemption will require annual verification of eligibility.
- Current Valid Drivers license. Address must match the property address.
- Disabled ID Card stating Class 2 or 2A disability or PTAX-343-A Physicians Statement Form.
- Social Security Administration Benefits it must indicate that the benefits are for disability
- Trust Agreement (Only needed if property is in a Trust)
If you file yourself online, you will need to upload copies of necessary documents including a copy of your Drivers license. Or you can bring them to our office and we can file for you.
How & Where to File
Call to Schedule Appointment & Visit Us
Antioch Township Assessor's Office 1490 Main St, Antioch IL 60071
First time Applicants
Annual Renewal Applicants