Totally Disabled Exemption Information

Totally Disabled Persons – Per the provisions of State Statute §12-81(55)

How can I qualify?

As of October 1st, the assessment date, you must:

  • Be a Putnam resident.
  • Be receiving permanent disability benefits from Social Security Administration government retirement/disability plan with similar requirements to the Social Security Administration.

How do I apply?

Submit an application provided by the Assessor’s Office along with acceptable documentation of proof of total disability to the Assessor.

Applications may be down loaded from this site – see Form D-1.

When may I apply?

You may apply at any time during the year. However, the exemption will be granted for the next Grand List filed by the Assessor following your application date. Example: An exemption application filed May 23, 2006, the exemption will first apply on the October 2006 Grand List.

When do I have to reapply?

You only have to apply once for this exemption.

What are the benefits of this program?

A reduction of $1,000 in assessment will be applied to property you own.

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