Variations in Receipt of Benefit
Other Variation in Receipt of Benefits
Based on a veteran's disability rating, the individual is eligible for an exemption ranging from $5,000 (a rating from 10-30%) to $12,000 (a rating 71% and greater). There are four exemption brackets. If a veteran dies in active duty then the individual's spouse is eligible for a $5,000 exemption. In addition, any unmarried children under 18 are eligible for a $5,000 exemption for all children combined. If more than one child is eligible then the exemption for each child equals $5,000 divided by the number of eligible children.
How is Benefit Disbursed
Exemption from assessed value
Eligible Property Type
Characteristics of Eligible Property
Only residential property is eligible for this program.
Description of Eligibility Criteria
An applicant must have a disability rating of at least 10%. Disabled veterans that are over the age of 65 with at least a 10% disability rating, that are blind in one or both eyes, or that have lost the use of one or more limbs are eligible for the maximum exemption. Unremarried, surviving spouses are also eligible as are the veteran's surviving children under the age of 18.
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
Description of State Funding for Tax Loss
The state statute is silent on this.