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100% Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemption

If you are an honorably discharged veteran who was 100% permanently disabled during active wartime service, you may qualify for an annual property tax exemption.

The enactment of Public Law 2017, chapter 367 on January 16, 2018, amended the wartime service criteria for the 100% Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemption. Veterans are no longer required to serve a minimum period of time in a foreign country, waters, or airspace. The veteran’s disability must have occurred while on active duty during one of the wartime service periods defined by the New Jersey Legislature.

If you are a surviving spouse or civil union/domestic partner, you also may qualify.

Eligibility Requirements for Disabled Veterans

To qualify, you must:

  • Have active wartime service in the United States Armed Forces, as defined by the New Jersey Legislature*;
  • Be honorably discharged;
  • Be a legal resident of New Jersey;
  • Own and occupy your home as a principal residence;
  • Provide a United States U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs certification of wartime service-connected disability stating you are 100% permanently and totally disabled.
  • *Found on Form D.V.S.S.E. Section 4

    Eligibility Requirements for Surviving Spouse/Civil Union/Domestic Partner

    To qualify, you must:

    • Be a legal resident of New Jersey;
    • Confirm the deceased veteran had active wartime service in the United States Armed Forces, as defined by the New Jersey Legislature,
    • Confirm the deceased veteran was honorably discharged or demonstrate the military service person died on active wartime duty;
    • Document the deceased veteran or military service person was a New Jersey resident at death;
    • Have not remarried or formed a new registered civil union/domestic partnership;
    • Own and occupy your home as a principal residence;
    • Provide a United States U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs certification of wartime service-connected disability stating the deceased veteran was 100% permanently and totally disabled.
    Acceptable Documentary Proofs
    • Death Certificate;
    • Deed;
    • Probated Will;
    • Marriage/Civil Union/Domestic Partner certificate
    • Military Records (DD 214)
    • New Jersey Driver’s License;
    • Voter’s Registration
    • Veterans Administration Certificate of Disability
    How to Apply

    File Form D.V.S.S.E. and all documentary proofs with your local assessor.

    How to Appeal if Your Application Is Denied

    If your application is denied, you can file an appeal with the County Board of Taxation. File Form A-1 on or before April 1 following the denial.

    Publications

    For further information, please read:

    New Jersey Property Tax Benefits: Are You Eligible?

    Handbook for New Jersey Assessors (Chapter Four)

    Contact

    If you have questions, call your local assessor or the Division of Taxation at 609-292-7974.


Last Updated: Monday, 04/20/20