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Exemption for Persons with Disabilities - Disability requirements

An applicant must have a physical or mental impairment (not due to current use of alcohol or illegal drug use) that substantially limits that person's ability to engage in one or more major life activities, such as:

  • caring for one's self
  • performing manual tasks
  • walking
  • seeing
  • hearing
  • speaking
  • breathing
  • learning
  • working

The applicant must submit one of the following:

  • Award letter from the Social Security Administration certifying the applicant'€™s eligibility to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Award letter from the Railroad Retirement Board certifying the applicant'€™s eligibility to receive railroad retirement disability benefits
  • Certificate from the State Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped stating that the applicant is legally blind
  • Award letter from the United States Postal Service stating that the applicant is certified to receive a United States Postal Service disability pension
  • Award letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating that the applicant is entitled to a veterans disability pension

If the award letter or certificate states that the applicant'€™s disability is permanent, there will be no need to re-file evidence of disability in future years if renewal of the exemption is sought.

Updated: March 11, 2014