Wilcox Co-Sponsors New Law to Help Disabled Veterans

A new law cosponsored by State Sen. Craig Wilcox (R-Woodstock) will help disabled veterans who need their homes modified to accommodate accessibility updates.

Senate Bill 2751 (Public Act 103-0621) states that veterans with a disability will not be charged any building permit fee for improvements to their residences if the improvements are required to accommodate the veterans’ disabilities.

Currently, disabled veterans are required to pay permit fees to their local government, in addition to covering the renovation costs.

“Our veterans leave their homes and families to protect homes and families across our state and our nation. When they return, disabled veterans often need to adapt or upgrade their homes because of injuries sustained during service to their country,” said Wilcox, a 24-year Air Force Veteran.  “This new law will ease the financial burden a bit by waiving the extra costs of local government fees.”

Passed by unanimous votes of both the Senate and the House of Representatives, Senate Bill 2751 was signed into law on July 1, 2024, and has an effective date of Jan. 1, 2025.

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