Finance

Illinois Senior Citizens Homestead Exemption Program

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How can this program help me?

The Illinois Senior Citizens Homestead Exemption Program offers a property tax exemption (tax break) that can help lower your property tax bill. You can get an exemption worth up to $5,000 of your home’s assessed (estimated) value (or more in Cook County). The assessed value is the dollar amount used to decide how much you will have to pay in property taxes. This benefit is offered by your state in addition to the help you can get from the Homestead Exemption Program.


How do I get help?

Please contact your local tax assistance office to find out how to apply.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get help from this program?

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A Benefits Enrollment Center (BEC) can offer you personal, one-on-one assistance as you navigate program eligibility and look to apply. With support from the National Council on Aging (NCOA), the BEC can help you apply for an enroll in all of the benefits you may be missing out on.

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Get Help from a Benefits Enrollment Center

Start Enrollment or Ask Questions

A Benefits Enrollment Center (BEC) can offer you personal, one-on-one assistance as you navigate program eligibility and look to apply. With support from the National Council on Aging (NCOA), the BEC can help you apply for an enroll in all of the benefits you may be missing out on.

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Toll-Free: 1-800-794-6559

Website: support@benefitscheckup.org

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