Variations in Receipt of Benefit
No Variation in Receipt of Benefits
Eligible taxpayers receive a homestead exemption from all ad valorem taxes for state, county, municipal and school purposes in the amount of $60,000 plus an additional sum. The additional sum is determined according to an index rate set by United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs. The total amount for 2016 is $73,768.
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
Disabled veterans meeting the following criteria qualify for the exemption: (1) any wartime veteran who was honorably discharged and determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as being totally and permanently disabled; (2) any veteran of any war or armed conflict who is disabled due to the loss of both lower extremities, blindness, or the ability to walk; (3) any disabled veteran who is not entitled to receive benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs but who qualifies under the Constitution of Georgia; (4) any veteran who qualifies for housing assistance under Section 2101 of Title 38 of the United States Code. Eligible property owners must occupy the qualifying property as their primary residence. In addition, the unremarried surviving spouse or minor children of any disabled veteran shall also be entitled to an exemption of the greater of $32,500 or the maximum amount on a homestead, or any subsequent homestead within the same county, where such spouse or minor children continue to occupy the home as a homestead, such exemption being from ad valorem taxation for state, county, municipal, and school purposes.
Local Option in Adoption of Program
Local government is unable to exercise an option
Local Option Regarding Program Features
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
State statutes are silent in regard to reimbursement of local tax loss.