FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 1, 2023
MORE THAN 50,000 SENIOR HOMEOWNERS NEED TO REAPPLY FOR "SENIOR FREEZE" PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION
Orland Park - Cook County Commissioner Sean M. Morrison is encouraging eligible Senior Citizens to file online for the Low-Income Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze before the fast-approaching August 4th Deadline. Having rolled over automatically due to COVID-19, this is the first year where reapplication is required for those born in 1957 or earlier with a total household income less than $65,000 in 2021. This income qualified exemption is applied to the second installment of an eligible senior citizen’s property tax bill and may result in significant financial savings for them.
The Cook County Assessor has announced that over 50,000 Senior homeowners in Cook County have not yet applied to receive their Low-Income Senior Assessment Freeze. “If you know of an eligible parent, relative, neighbor or friend, I encourage you to help get the word out that qualified home-owning seniors must reapply online by August 4th, so this important exemption will not be missed by those who need it most” said Commissioner Morrison.
Applications can be submitted online through August 4th at: https://www.cookcountyassessor.com/senior-freeze-exemption