Senior Citizen Real Estate Tax In the calendar year that you will be turning 65 years of

Deferral Program age you can apply for this program. Senior citizens can

defer payment of part or all of the property taxes on their

homes. The program functions as a loan with annual

interest rate of 6%. Please call the Will County Supervisor

of Assessments Office (815) 740-4648 to inquire what

paper work you need to bring with you. That office is

located in the Will County Building located at 302 N.

Chicago St. downtown Joliet.

 


Senior Circuit Breaker Grants This is the common name for Public Act 91-699 Senior

Citizens and Disabled Persons Property Tax Relief and

Pharmaceutical Assistance Act. Recent changes take

effect January 1, 2001 include higher income qualifying

limits so more seniors or disabled can take advantage of

the benefits provided. Other changes include expanded

number of diseases covered under the prescription drug

program. Also reductions in the cost of the prescription

card and charge per prescription. This program also

provides low-income senior citizens with yearly grants to

help pay property taxes. Maximum household qualifying

income levels beginning for the 2000 grant year are

$21,218 for a one-person household, $28480 for a

two-person household, and $35,740 for households

containing three or more persons. In the calendar year

that you will be turning 65 years of age you can apply for

this grant. Please call the Will County Supervisor of

Assessments Office (815) 740-4648 to inquire what paper

work you need to bring with you. That office is located in

the Will County Building located at 302 N. Chicago St.

downtown Joliet.

 


Disabled Veterans Exemption This program provides up to a $50,000 exemption of the

equalized assessed value to a qualifying veteran or the

veteran's their unmarried surviving spouse. a. Must have

a disability of such nature that the Federal Govt. has

authorized payment for the purchase or construction of

housing with special adaptations to meet your disability.

 


Veteran Organizations Buildings used for Veterans of Foreign Wars qualify for

Exemption special assessment.
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