Q: What is Homestead Exemption?
A: The S.C. Homestead Exemption Program is for homeowners who are age 65 or older
and/or totally and permanently disabled and/or totally blind. The program exempts up to $50,000 of the value of the home including up to five contiguous acres of property from property taxes. The applicant may also authorize someone else to make application for him/her if they cannot come themselves. You do not have to reapply every year. Reapplication is only necessary only in the event that you move to a new home, have a change in your disability status, rent your home, death of one or more eligible owners, or remarriage of a surviving spouse. For additional questions, please contact Brenda Nix at 843-839-0109.
To contact Social Security, you can call 1-800-772-1213. To know if you qualify, please refer to this link.