Pennsylvania State Benefits - Real Estate Tax Exemption
Franklin County Veteran Affairs
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The program provides real estate tax exemption for any honorably discharged veteran who is 100% total and permanently disabled, a resident of the Commonwealth and has a financial need.
Individuals should call the office to schedule an appointment for services.
Upon the death of a qualified veteran, tax exemption may pass on to the unmarried surviving spouse if financial need can be shown.
Veteran, Veteran Families
See eligibility for full details on income.
Eligibility is based on:
• Served in the military honorably
• Served during established war service dates (DOC) as determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (The following decorations can also be used to establish wartime service: Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal or Navy Expeditionary Medal. )
• Must have a 100% total and permanent service-connected disability rating by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or as a result of military service.
• Must be a resident of the Commonwealth
• Must occupy the real estate as his/her principal dwelling is owned solely by the veteran or the veteran and spouse.
Additionally, must prove financial need:
• Veteran must prove financial need according to the criteria established by the State Veterans Commission if their annual income exceeds $88,607 until the end of the year and then it will be $92,594 and they will look at the household income.
• Applicants with an annual income of $88,607 until the end of the year and then $92,594 or less are given a rebuttable presumption to have a need for the exemption