* The most common government agency under which a taxpayer can obtain a totally disabled classification is Social Security / SSI. Other programs include the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Veterans Administration and the Teacher’s retirement System.
A Homestead Application must be completed and filed in the Property Valuation Office along with documentation verifying age. Appropriate documentation might include Medicare cards issued by Social Security, birth certificates, or driver’s license. When applying for the Disability Exemption, the same form will apply. However, additional documentation verifying total disability in the form of a Notice of Award that shows date of onset or eligibility. You may only collect ONE exemption per household.