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Tax Relief for Disabled Veterans FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions

I am compensated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at 100 percent.  However, my actual disability rating as determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is less than 100 percent.  Will I qualify for the Disabled Veterans Real Estate Tax Exemption Program?

Virginia Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli issued an opinion specifically on this point on July 15, 2011, clarifying that the tax exemption applies to veterans rated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs with a total disability rating on the basis of individual unemployability due to a service-connected disability.

I am a disabled veteran who has qualified for the real property exemption.  I am selling my principal residence within Loudoun and purchasing a new home, which is also in Loudoun.  Do I need to reapply for the exemption or will the exemption automatically be granted on my new residence?

If the property for which you received the real property exemption is sold, you will need to supply the Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office with a new request for real property exemption.

My spouse was a veteran and determined to be 100 percent, service-connected, totally and permanently disabled by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  My spouse passed away prior to January 1, 2011.  Will I qualify for the real estate exemption as the surviving spouse?

The exemption is only extended to the veteran’s surviving spouse if the death of the veteran occurred on or after January 1, 2011, the real property is maintained as the surviving spouse’s principal residence, and he or she does not remarry.

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