Pennsylvania State Benefits - Real Estate Tax Exemption

Franklin County Veteran Affairs


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General Information
Description of ServiceThe 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.
LocationFranklin
Geographical AreaFranklin
Facility/ADA AccessWheelchair Accessible
Intake ProcedureIndividuals should call the office to schedule an appointment for services.
Helpful TipsUpon the death of a qualified veteran, tax exemption may pass on to the unmarried surviving spouse if financial need can be shown.
 
Client Information
Target PopulationMilitary/Veterans
Intended ParticipantsVeteran, Veteran Families
Age GroupAdults
GenderEither
Languages SpokenEnglish
Income NotesSee eligibility for full details on income.
EligibilityEligibility 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
 
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesServices are provided at no cost.
 
Availability
Hours of Operation Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Contact Information
 
Contact's Name Tara Goetz
Contact's Phone 717-263-4326
Contact's Email tngoetz@franklincountypa.gov
Physical Site Address 1 425 Franklin Farm Lane
Physical Site City, State, Zip Chambersburg, PA 17202
Mailing Address 1 425 Franklin Farm Lane
Mailing City, State, Zip Chambersburg, PA 17202
Main Phone 717-263-4326
Fax 717-263-1905
Web Address www.franklincountypa.gov
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Franklin County Human Services
Affiliated Program: Franklin County Veteran Affairs
This Service: Pennsylvania State Benefits - Real Estate Tax Exemption
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Veteran Housebound Benefits (NS-1800.9000-940)
Veterans (YN-9000)