Many veterans are unaware that numerous states provided property tax exemptions for 100% disabled veterans. However, each state has its own rules governing who is qualified for this exemption. The linked Louisiana Channel 7 News Report explains that numerous Louisiana veterans, who are considered 100% disabled by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), are not eligible for the Louisiana homestead tax exemption because they are not considered “totally and permanently disabled.”
Similar to Louisiana, in New Jersey 100 percent permanently disabled veterans or the surviving unremarried spouse of an eligible veteran are exempt from paying New Jersey property tax. There are three basic eligibility requirements under N.J.S.A. § 54:4-3.30: (1) the veteran must have served during a specific period of war; (3) the veteran must have received an honorable discharge or “released under honorable circumstances”; and (3) the veteran must be 100 percent permanently and totally disabled by the VA.
More information on the New Jersey property tax exemption, as well as other benefits for qualified veterans, can be found in the NJ Veterans Guide published by the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.
If you have questions or concerns about your eligibility for veterans benefits, please do not hesitate to contact me for a free consultation at sdirector@FRE-L.com or (732) 382-6070.