Senator Michael Hastings to host exemption seminar to assist veterans

Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios will attend to provide information and assistance with the property tax exemption process

information provided by Cook County Assessor’s Office

CHICAGO, Ill. (February 14, 2018) – Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios has announced that he and his office will attend a Veterans Property Tax Exemption Seminar hosted by Senator Michael Hastings.

The Veterans Exemption Seminar will be held on Thursday, February 22, at 7:00pm at VFW Post 311, which is located at 22341 Governors Highway in Richton Park.

“Senator Hastings should be commended for his consistent and tireless work for veterans,” Berrios said. “I am happy to assist by continuing to fully implement and administer the Disabled Veterans Exemption Program as part of our overall exemption program.”

Assessor Berrios, Senator Hastings, and Bill Brown, the Director of Cook County Veterans Affairs, will be on hand to assist veterans in completing their Disabled Veterans Exemption applications or assist with the application process for any other exemption(s) to which they may be entitled.

Renewal applications for the Disabled Veterans Exemption were recently mailed to those who received the exemption last year. First-time applicants can download the application from the Assessor’s web site, or call the office at 312-443-7550 to request an application be mailed.

The Disabled Veterans Exemption must be applied for annually. The deadline for the exemption application is March 7.

Each year, all applicants must provide a current service-connected disability certification letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for the tax year(s) of the exemption. First-time applicants must also provide a Department of Defense DD Form 214.

Additional information regarding the Disabled Veterans Exemption and other exemptions available to homeowners may be found on the Assessor’s web site:

“The Disabled Veterans Exemption is a nice way to recognize the extraordinary sacrifices our veterans have made for our country,” Berrios said. “We owe a debt of gratitude to all these men and women and it makes us proud to be able to help them.”

 

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