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McLean County:
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Bloomington, IL 61701
Veterans
Returning Veterans’ Homestead Exemption
The new Returning Veterans’ Homestead Exemption provides a two-year $5,000 reduction in a property’s equalized assessed value (EAV) to qualifying veterans who return from active duty in an armed conflict involving the armed forces of the United States. To receive this exemption, the veteran must file an application upon their return home.

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Disabled Veterans’ Standard Homestead Exemption
The new Disabled Veterans’ Standard Homestead Exemption provides a reduction in a property’s EAV to a qualifying property owned by a veteran with a service-connected disability certified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. A $2,500 homestead exemption is available to a veteran with a service-connected disability of at least 50% but less than 70%, or a $5,000 homestead exemption is available to a veteran with a service-connected disability of at least 70%. A disabled veteran must file an annual application by the county’s due date of December 31 of the tax year to continue to receive this exemption.

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Disabled Persons’ Homestead Exemption
Physician's Statement for Disabled Person's Homestead Exemption
The new Disabled Persons’ Homestead Exemption provides a $2,000 reduction in a property’s EAV to a qualifying property owned by a disabled person. A disabled person must file an annual application by the county’s due date of December 31 of the tax year to continue to receive this exemption.

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Disabled Veterans’ Homestead Exemption
The current Disabled Veterans’ Homestead Exemption that provides up to a $70,000 reduction in assessed value for federally-approved specially adapted housing will continue to be available through the local Veterans’ Affairs Office.

A Note on Claiming Exemptions 
You can claim only one of the following disabled homestead exemptions on your property for a single assessment year. The Disabled Veterans’ Homestead Exemption is up to a $70,000 reduction in assessed value for federally-approved specially adapted housing (35 ILCS 200 / 15-165). The Disabled Persons’ Homestead Exemption is an annual $2,000 reduction in property’s EAV (35 ILCS 200 / 15-168). The Disabled Veterans’ Standard Homestead Exemption is an annual reduction of $2,500 or $5,000 in property’s EAV (35 ILCS 200 / 15-169).