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Military Discounts in Illinois

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State of Illinois discounts for veterans and military personnel


Veterans Designation on drivers license: Pending

Discounted Fees and Taxes
  • Returning Veterans’ Homestead Exemption provides qualifying Veterans a one-time $5,000 reduction to their home’s equalized assessed value.
  • A $2500 Homestead Exemption on property taxes for veterans that are 50%-75% service rated disabled.
  • A $5000 Homestead Exemption on property taxes for veterans that are 75% - 100% service rated disabled.
  • Disabled veterans residing in a specially adapted home or a mobile home are also eligible for tax exemptions on their homes.

Education Discounts
  • Education financial aid provided to children (ages 10-18) of 100% service rated disabled veterans or veterans that were KIA.
  • Illinois Troops to Teachers Program can help eligible veterans with at least 6 years of honorable service transition to K-12 public school teaching.
  • The Illinois Veteran Grant (IVG) Program pays tuition and certain fees at all Illinois state-supported colleges, universities and community colleges for Illinois residents.
  • Children of veterans that were POWs, MIA, KIA or have 100% service rated disability are eligible for a four year full tuition scholarship at any state supported Illinois institution.