After raising three children, David Squar and his wife were about to downsize and buy a smaller home.
Looking over the real estate contract, Squar noticed a question in "tiny type" asking whether the house was being purchased to accommodate a disabled person.
The answer was yes. Squar's wife has multiple sclerosis, and they planned to remodel their new home to make it wheelchair-accessible.
Checking the box, it turned out, saves the couple about $1,200 a year in property taxes.
Not even Squar, a longtime escrow agent, had been aware of the discount, which made him wonder if there were other discounts he had overlooked.
As a result of his research, Squar launched http://www.disableddiscounts.com, which lists more than 30 types of discounts for the disabled in 50 states, including property tax relief, federal and state income tax disability deductions, and utility discounts. Members pay $25 a year per state for access to the information.
Click this link to visit http://www.disableddiscounts.com.
The Hartford Courant