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The Senior Exemption application is part of a booklet sent to eligible seniors. The booklet also contains the separate, income-based Senior Freeze Exemption application.
Who qualifies for a Senior Freeze Exemption?
To qualify for the Senior Freeze Exemption a taxpayer must:
. Be a senior citizen with an annual household income of $65,000 or less.
. Have owned and occupied the home on January 1, 2017 and January 1, 2018 and have been responsible for the 2017 and 2018 taxes to be eligible for Tax Year 2018 (payable in 2019).
When do I apply for a Senior Freeze Exemption?
Those who are currently receiving the Senior Citizen Exemption will automatically receive an application form for the Senior Freeze Exemption.
You must file each year in order to continue to receive the Senior Freeze Exemption and the requirements must be met each year.
Are there other options available to seniors?
- Senior Citizen Real Estate
- Tax Deferral Program
- Cook County Treasurer’s Office 312/443-5100
- Circuit Breaker Program
- Illinois Department of Revenue 800/624-2459