Property Tax Exemption for Widow or Widowers of Veterans





Variations in Receipt of Benefit

Benefit Varies with Income

Benefit Type



Exemption in the form of a grant on property tax owed based on their income. Those making between $35,000-40,000 are exempt of $50,000 on the value of their property. Those making less than $30,000 are exempt on $100,000 on the value of their property.

How is Benefit Disbursed

Direct payment to taxpayer

Eligible Property Type


Characteristics of Eligible Property

Eligibility is limited to the applicant's place of residence.

Eligibility Criteria


Income Ceiling

Surviving Spouse

Description of Eligibility Criteria

Claimant must be 62 or older and a widow or widower of a veteran who died as a result of service connected disability, was 100% disabled due to service 10 years prior to his or her death, was a former POW with 100% disablity due to service, or died on active duty. The claimant's income may not exceed $40,000.

Local Option in Adoption of Program

Local government is unable to exercise an option

Local Option Regarding Program Features

No local option regarding program features

State Funding for Local Tax Loss

Local government covers all of its tax loss

Record ID



The claimant may not remarry.


Wash. Rev. Code § 84.39.010 (In effect for 2014)

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