Assessment Office:
Disabled Persons Homestead Exemptions

Chief County Assessment Office
Property Tax Relief

Homestead Exemption for Persons with Disabilities


Under this program, $2,000 of the equalized assessed value of a home owned by a qualifying disabled person is exempt from property taxes.

To qualify for this exemption, you must:

  • Own & occupy the property as of January 1st of the assessment year.
  • Be disabled or become disabled during the assessment year, and you cannot participate in any substantial gainful activity by reason of a medically determinable physical or mental impairment.

    Documentation must include one of the following:

    • A class 2 or 2-A Illinois Person with a Disability Identification Card from the IL Secretary of State's Office.
    • Proof of Social Security Administration disability benefits. Must be an award letter, or verification letter, or annual cost of living adjustment (COLA). To obtain proof of Social Security Administration disability benefits, use the following steps:
      • Social Security Administration – ExternalLink.gif .
      • Select “Services for People Currently Receiving Benefits”
      • Select “Requesting Proof of Income Letter” and click on the “Start” button at the bottom of the screen.
      • Select the “I Agree” button to the terms.
      • Enter the requested information and select “Continue” button.
      • The user will need to identify the requested type of benefit or the user can select to receive all benefit information available and Social Security will send a letter to the requestor.
      • If the individual cannot get the verification on-line, they can call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. to request a verification letter.
    • Proof of Veteran's Administration disability benefits. Must be an award letter of 100% disability, or pension statement, or statement showing compensation rated at 100%.
    • Proof of Railroad or Civil Service disability benefits. Must be an award letter of 100% disability benefits.
    • If none of the above items can be produced, then the applicant will have to submit a form PTAX-343-A Physician's Statement PDF Document, in addition to the PTAX-343 Persons with a Disability Application PDF Document.
  • Apply for the exemption at the Chief County Assessors Office, or click on the links below to download the application.  

NOTE: This exemption must be renewed each year.

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Larry A. Wilson - Chief County Assessor
Rock Island County Office Building (map ExternalLink.gif)
Second Floor - 1504 Third Avenue, Rock Island IL, 61201-8624

Phone: (309) 558-3660     Fax: (309) 558-3658   Email: [email protected]
Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM - Monday thru Friday