The deadline is nearing for disabled homeowners to apply for the Homestead Exemption. David O'Neill, Fayette County's property valuation administrator, said in a statement that anyone applying based on a disability, except for disabled veterans, must annually resubmit a disability verification before Dec. 31.
To receive the exemption because you are disabled, you have to be classified as totally disabled under a public or private retirement system, receive disability payments from that system and have maintained the disability classification for the entire calendar year for which you seek the exemption. A copy of the disability declaration letter from your retirement system is considered sufficient proof.
For 2011 and 2012, the Homestead Exemption is $34,000, the amount is deducted from the fair cash value assessment of your residence. To learn more, go to Fayette-pva.com/exemptions or call (859) 246-2722, Ext. 238.