State Property Tax Exemption for 100% Disabled Vets

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 or (732) 382-6070.

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Seth Director

About Seth Director

Over nine years of trial and appellate litigation experience at the Department of Justice and the Army Judge Advocate General Corps where I frequently handled high profile, complex litigation before various federal courts. I am now an associate in the Veterans’ Law section at the law firm of Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg, LLC, and a Department of Veterans Affairs accredited attorney. The Veterans’ Law section at Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg offers nationwide representation at all levels of the VA administrative process, as well as in the Federal court system, at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. I focus solely on Veterans’ law and Veteran-related issues, claims and benefits and can offer a unique perspective as a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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