Disabled Veterans Real Estate Tax Exemption

Program Purpose

To provide real estate tax exemption for any honorably discharged veteran who is 100% disabled, a resident of the Commonwealth and has financial need.

Veteran's eligibility criteria

Eligible candidates for the program must meet the following criteria:

  • Dwelling is owned solely by the veteran or veteran/spouse
  • Must be a resident of the Commonwealth
  • Must have a 100% permanent and total service-connected disability rating by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Must occupy the real estate as his/her principal dwelling
  • Must prove financial need
    • Veteran must prove financial need according to the criteria established by the State Veterans Commission if their annual income exceeds $108,046
    •  Applicants with an annual income of $108,046 or less are given a rebuttable presumption to have a need for the exemption
    • Upon the death of a qualified veteran, tax exemption may pass on to the unmarried surviving spouse if financial need can be shown
  • Served during established war service dates as determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Served in the military honorably