The deadline is June 1, 2014. The applications are attached. The application isn't very hard though some folks appreciate assistance with it, and may contact the Financial Law Center at the number above. Here is a brief re-cap on the types of exclusions available:
The elderly/disabled exclusions have a 2013 income cap of $28,600. I believe that income is that of the homeowner or homeowners, if jointly owned. It gives a reduction in taxable value of the greater of $25,000 or 50% of the tax value.
The disabled veteran exclusion does not have an income cap and it gives a reduction in taxable value of $45,000. There is a VA certification that may be prove difficult to get back from the VA by the deadline. Elderly disabled veterans may apply as elderly with low income to avoid any delays from the VA.
The disabled exclusion requires a doctor’s certification saying the homeowner was disabled as of 1/1/14. That is the only part of the application that requires a little lead time but most doctors appear willing to sign when warranted. Elderly applications don’t have to do a certification and that makes it easier.
All applications must be submitted to the local County Tax office and must contain: