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Does 100% unemployability get additional benefits?

Does 100% unemployability get additional benefits?

100% unemployability benefits? Are they the same as 100% schedular benefits?

I am 70% rated for PTSD and recently denied secondary for sleep apnea.  I now understand it is virtually impossible to get to 100% after having a 70% rating.  That plus the 10% for Tinnitus, and then if another 50% for sleep apnea still doesn’t get it done so, I am not going to pursue it further.

So, money really isn’t the issue. Still, my question is, if one is given the 100% for unemployability (I know a lot more $$ is there), does this also get the veteran the same benefits as a 100% disability?

For example, would the veteran now get dental care?

Does the veteran’s spouse get health care benefits?  My neighbor is 100%, and his wife broke her leg.  $250K later, she is OK, and the VA paid for all of it. She is just the spouse, not military herself, etc.  How is this so?

Would the state regulations kick in for 100% disabled veterans on property tax exemption?

Thanks much

 

Property Tax Exemptions for Disabled Veterans by State

Property Tax Exemptions for Disabled Veterans by State

Looking for information on property tax exemptions for disabled veterans by state? We’ve got you covered. Click on any state below to find out whether or not they offer tax exemptions, and if not, you’ll be redirected to the veteran’s benefits page for that state. You can also view veteran statistics from the Census Bureau by clicking on the image next to the state name.

Alabama State Benefits

Check out Alabama Homestead Exemptions.

 

 

Alaska State Benefits

  • Alaska exempts from property taxes the first $150,000 of assessed value for all senior citizens (65 years of age and over) and disabled veterans (50% or more service-connected disability).
  • The average assessed value exempted from taxes for senior citizens and disabled veterans is $139,393 which equated to a tax exemption of $1,965 for 2017.

 

Arizona State Benefits

PROPERTY TAX Exemption for property of widows, widowers, and disabled persons. A.R.S. § 42 -11111. A. The property of widows, widowers, and disabled persons who are residents of this state is exempt from taxation to the extent allowed by Article IX § 2, 2.1, 2.2, and 2.3, Constitution of Arizona, and subject to the conditions and limitations prescribed by this section. B. Pursuant to article IX, § 2.3, Constitution of Arizona, the exemptions from taxation under this section are allowed in the amount of: 1. Three thousand dollars if the person’s total assessment does not exceed ten thousand dollars. 2. No exemption if the person’s total assessment exceeds ten thousands dollars. C. For the purpose of determining the amount of the allowable exemption pursuant to subsection B, the person’s total assessment shall not include the value of any vehicle that is taxed under Tile 28, Chapter 16, Article 3. D. Pursuant to Article IX, § 2.3, Constitution of Arizona, to qualify for this exemption, the total income from all sources of the claimant and the claimant’s spouse and the income from all sources of all of the claimant’s children who resided with the claimant in the claimant’s residence in the year immediately preceding the year for which the claimant applies for the exemption shall not exceed: 1. Thirteen thousand two hundred dollars if none of the claimant’s children under eighteen years of age resided with the claimant in the claimant’s residence. 2. Eighteen thousand eight hundred forty dollars if one or more of the claimant’s children residing with the claimant in the claimant’s residence was either: 6 (a) Under eighteen years of age. (b) Totally and permanently, physically or mentally disabled, as certified by a competent medical authority as provided by law. NOTE: The exemption is applied to real estate first, then to a mobile home or an automobile. 

Arkansas

Homestead and Personal Property Tax Exemption: Arkansas’ disabled veterans who have been awarded special monthly compensation by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the loss of, or the loss of use of, one (1) or more limbs, for total blindness in one (1) or both eyes, or for service-connected one hundred percent (100%) total and permanent disability shall be exempt from payment of all state taxes on the homestead and personal property owned by the disabled veteran. Surviving spouses, so long as they remain unmarried, and dependent children, during their minority, continue this entitlement. Entitlement is also available if the veteran was killed or died within the scope of his military duties, is missing in action, or died from service-connected causes as certified by the Department of Veterans Affairs. If subsequent marriage is terminated, the surviving spouse may be reinstated. In all cases, annual re-certification of continued entitlement by the VA is required. In all cases, annual re-certification of continued entitlement by the VA is required. (AR Code 26-3-306 et. seq.) (The Arkansas Attorney General’s opinion on tax exempt status – Opinion No. 2009-054)

California

If you are a qualified disabled veteran, you may claim the basic Disabled Veterans’ Exemption from property tax on your principal place of residence up to $100,000 on the full value of your property or a low-income exemption up to $150,000.

The Disabled Veterans’ Exemption provides a more advantageous exemption than the Veterans’ Exemption and Homeowners’ Exemption. Therefore, if you qualify, you should choose this exemption in lieu of the Veterans’ Exemption or the Homeowners’ Exemption.

For more information, including qualifications, filing requirements, and FAQs, see Disabled Veterans’ Exemption and the county assessor where the property is located.

Colorado

A property-tax exemption is available to senior citizens, surviving spouses of senior citizens, and one hundred percent disabled veterans., For those who qualify, 50 percent of the first $200,000 in the actual value of their primary residence is exempted from property taxation., The state pays the exempted portion of the property tax.,

The Property Tax Exemption for seniors and one hundred percent disabled veterans is administered by the Department of Local Affairs, but the Treasurer’s office is responsible for the distribution of state funds to counties representing the amount issued in exemptions.

Seniors

Requirements for Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a senior who is 65 or older or a surviving spouse of a senior who previously qualified for the exemption.
  • Applicants must have owned and occupied the property as their primary residence for ten or more years.
  • Fifty percent of the first $200,000 in actual property value is exempt from property taxation.

PROCEDURE:

1. Seniors and/or surviving spouses who qualify for the property tax exemption must submit an application to their county assessors between January 1st and July 15th of the year you qualify. Each county assessor has a different application. Look for your contact information for your county assessor here

2. The State Treasurer’s office distributes state funds to the county where the exempted property is located.

Disabled Veterans

Requirements for Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a one hundred percent permanently disabled veteran who has been rated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as permanently disabled.(VA unemployability awards do not meet the requirement for determining an applicant’s eligibility.)
  • Applicants must have owned and occupied the property as their primary residence on January 1st of the year in which they are applying for the exemption. (If the veteran’s spouse is an owner and the veteran is not, the veteran can still qualify if the couple was married on or before January 1 and both have occupied the property as their primary residence since January 1).
  • Fifty percent of the first $200,000 in actual property value is exempt from property taxation.

PROCEDURE:

1. Disabled Veterans who qualify for the property tax exemption must submit an application to the Division of Veteran Affairs between January 1st and July 1st of the year you qualify. 

2. The State Treasurer’s office distributes state funds to the county where the exempted property is located.


Connecticut

Additional Exemption for Veterans. Municipalities must provide all eligible veterans receiving the standard exemption an additional exemption based on their income. The value of the additional exemption for married households with incomes under $21,000, or single households with incomes under $18,000, is $2,000 (CGS § 12-81g(a)). For households above the income threshold, the benefit is $500 (CGS § 12-81g(b)).

Exemption for Disabled Veterans. Municipalities must provide veterans with disability ratings from the Veterans’ Administration or their surviving spouses with a property tax exemption. The amount of the exemption varies according to the disability rating, ranging from $1,500 for ratings between 10% and 25%, and $3,000 for ratings of 75% and above. All veterans with disability ratings who are at least 65 years old receive a $3,000 exemption. In addition, veterans who are receiving compensation from the United States for the loss of a limb may qualify for a $3,000 exemption.

Married veterans with household incomes under $21,000, or unmarried veterans with a household income under $18,000, receive an additional exemption equal to 200% of their disabled veterans’ exemption. Eligible veterans with incomes above the threshold receive an additional exemption equal to 50% of their disabled veterans’ exemption.

In order to qualify, veterans must have received a disability rating of at least 10% from the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Veterans who have not received a disability rating may qualify if they are receiving federal compensation for the loss of a leg or arm. Surviving spouses are also eligible. In addition, all eligible veterans receive an additional exemption amount based on their income (CGS § 12-81(20)).

Taxpayer’s eligible for this exemption and the standard exemption may not receive more than one exemption (CGS §12-81(20)).

Exemption for Severely Disabled Veterans. Municipalities are required to provide veterans with severe disabilities or their surviving spouses with a property tax exemption. The amount of the exemption varies with the type of injury. Veterans with the following disabilities resulting from enemy action or disease contracted through active service receive a $10,000 exemption for: (1) the loss of the use of both legs; (2) permanent paralysis of one leg and one arm resulting from injury to the spinal cord; (3) total blindness; or (4) disabilities associated with amputations of both legs, both arms, both hands, or both feet. Veterans with disabilities associated to the loss of one arm or one leg because of service-related injuries receive a $5,000 exemption.

Married veterans with household incomes under $21,000, or unmarried veterans with a household incomes under $18,000, receive an additional, receive an additional exemption equal to 200% of their severely disabled veterans’ exemption. Eligible veterans with incomes above the threshold receive an additional exemption equal to 50% of their severely disabled veterans’ exemption (CGS § 12-81(21)).

Municipalities may provide a total exemption to those veterans receiving financial assistance for specially adapted housing under Title 38 of the United States Code. If a municipality provides a total exemption, the taxpayer is not permitted to receive the state mandated exemption for severely disabled veterans (CGS § 12-81 (21(C))).

Delaware

There are currently no state-mandated property tax exemptions for disabled veterans in Delaware.

 

 

Florida

Basic Property Tax Exemptions Eligible resident veterans with a VA certified service-connected disability of 10 percent or greater shall be entitled to a $5,000 deduction on the assessment of their home for tax exemption purposes. The veteran must establish this exemption with the county tax official in the county in which he or she resides by providing documentation of this disability. The unremarried surviving spouse of a disabled ex-service member is also entitled to this exemption. (FS 196.24)
Additional Property Tax Exemptions Any real estate owned and used as a homestead by a veteran, who was honorably discharged and has been certified as having a serviceconnected, permanent and total disability, is exempt from taxation if the veteran is a permanent resident of Florida and has legal title to the property on Jan. 1 of the tax year for which exemption is being claimed. (FS 196.081(1)) Any real estate owned and used as a homestead by the surviving spouse of an Armed Forces member who died from service-connected causes while on active duty is exempt from taxation if the member was a permanent resident of Florida on Jan. 1 of the year in which the member died. (FS 196.081(4)(a)) If, upon the death of the veteran, the spouse holds the legal or beneficial title to the homestead and permanently resides there, the exemption from taxation carries over to the benefit of the veteran’s spouse until such time as he or she remarries, sells, or otherwise disposes of the property. If the spouse sells the property, an exemption not to exceed the amount granted from the most recent ad valorem tax roll may be transferred to the new residence as long as it is used as the primary residence and the spouse does not remarry. (FS 196.081(3)) Any partially disabled veteran who is age 65 or older, any portion of whose disability was combat-related, and who was honorably discharged, may be eligible for a discount from the amount of ad valorem tax on the homestead commensurate with the percentage of the veteran’s permanent service-connected disability. Eligible veterans should apply for this benefit at the county property appraiser’s office. (FS 196.082) This exemption carry over to surviving spouses effective Jan. 1, 2021. Any real estate used and owned as a homestead by any quadriplegic is exempt from taxation. Veterans who are paraplegic, hemiplegic, or permanently and totally disabled who must use a wheelchair for mobility, or are legally blind, may be exempt from real estate taxation. Check with your local property appraiser to determine if gross annual household income qualifies. The veteran must be a resident of Florida. (FS 196.101) Service members entitled to homestead exemption in this state, and who are unable to file in person by reason of such service, may file through next of kin or a duly authorized representative. (FS 196.071) Disabled Veterans’ Exemption from Fees Total and permanently disabled Florida veterans are exempt from county and municipality building license or permit fees when making certain improvements to their residence in order to make the dwelling habitable or safe. Restrictions apply. (FS 295.16)

Georgia

Disabled Veteran or Surviving Spouse Any qualifying disabled veteran may be granted an exemption of $60,000 plus an additional sum from paying property taxes for county, municipal, and school purposes. The additional sum is determined according to an index rate set by United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs. The amount for 2019 is $85,645.The value of the property in excess of this exemption remains taxable. This exemption is extended to the unremarried surviving spouse or minor children as long as they continue to occupy the home as a residence. (O.C.G.A. § 48-5-48)

Hawaii

Tax exemptions on real property owned and occupied as a home by a totally disabled Veteran or their widow(er).  Tax exemptions on passenger cars when they are owned by totally disabled Veterans and subsidized by the Dept. of Veterans Affairs. This benefit varies by island.  Visit your local real property tax office for more information.

 

Idaho

A disabled veteran in Idaho may receive a property tax exemption on his/her primary residence if the veteran is 100 percent or more disabled as a result of service. The exemption amount is determined based on income.

 

Illinois

A qualified disabled veteran in Illinois with a disability of at least 30-50% will receive a $2,500 reduction in EAV; those with 50-70% can receive a $5,000 exemption, and those with 70% or more pay no property tax.

 

Indiana

A disabled veteran in Indiana may receive a property tax exemption of up to $37,440 on his/her primary residence depending on the percent of disability, age and length of service. If the veteran is 100 percent disabled or is 62 years old or older with at least a 10 percent disability as a result of service.

 

Iowa

This benefit reduces a veteran’s assessed home value for property tax purposes by $1,852. In order to qualify, a service member must have served on active duty during a period of war or for a minimum of 18 months during peacetime.

 

Kansas

A disabled veteran in Kansas may receive a property tax exemption on his/her primary residence if the veteran is 50 percent or more disabled as a result of service. The exemption amount is determined based on income.

 

Kentucky

If the application is based on the disability of the homeowner, then the homeowner must have been classified as totally disabled under a program authorized or administered by an agency of the United States government or any retirement system located within or outside of Kentucky.

The homeowner must have been receiving payments pursuant to his or her disability for the entire assessment period.

The homeowner must apply annually to con​tinue to receive the exemption based upon a total disability, unless:
They are a veteran of the United States Armed Forces and have a service connected disability;
They have been determined to be totally and permanently disabled under the rules of the Social Security Administration; or
They have been determined to be totally and permanently disabled under the rules of the Kentucky Retirement Systems.
The value of the homestead exemption for the 2019-2020 assessment years is $39,300. This amount is deducted from the assessed value of the applicant’s home and property taxes are computed based upon the remaining assessment. For example, if the applicant’s residence is assessed at a value of $200,000, property taxes would be computed on $160,700 (200,000 – 39,300). The amount of the homestead exemption is recalculated every two years to adjust for inflation. The next adjustment will be effective for the 2021 and 2022 assessment years.

Louisiana

A disabled veteran in Louisiana may receive a property tax exemption of up to the first $150,000 of the assessed value of his/her primary residence if the veteran is 100 percent disabled as a result of service.

 

Maine

A disabled veteran in Maine may receive a property tax exemption of up to $6,000 on his/her primary residence if the veteran is 62 years or older or is 100 percent disabled.

 

Maryland

A disabled veteran in Maryland may receive a property tax exemption on his/her primary residence if the veteran is 100 percent disabled as a result of service. The exemption amount is determined by the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs.

 

Massachusetts

A disabled veteran in Massachusetts may receive a property tax exemption on his/her primary residence of $400 if 10 percent disabled, $750 if the veteran lost the use of one hand, one foot or one eye, $1,250 if the veteran lost the use of both hands, both feet or a combination of the two, or if the veteran is blind in both eyes as a result of service. A veteran may receive a $1,000 exemption if 100 percent disabled as a result of service.

Michigan

A disabled veteran in Michigan may receive a full property tax exemption on his/her primary residence if the veteran is 100 percent disabled as a result of service.

 

Minnesota

A disabled veteran in Minnesota may receive a property tax exemption of up to $300,000 on his/her primary residence if the veteran is 100 percent disabled as result of service. Veterans with a disability rating of 70 percent or more may receive an exemption of up to $150,000.

 

Mississippi

Ad Valorem Taxes: Any Veteran having a service-connected total disability who has been honorably discharged from military service shall be exempt from all Ad Valorem taxes on the assessed value of homestead property and to extend such exemption to un-remarried surviving spouses of such Veterans. Miss. Code Ann., §27-33-75 and §27-33-67

 

Missouri

A disabled veteran in Missouri may receive a property tax exemption on his/her primary residence if the veteran is 100 percent disabled as a result of service.

 

Montana

A disabled veteran in Montana may receive a property tax exemption on his/her primary residence if the veteran is 100 percent disabled as a result of service. The exemption amount varies based on income and marital status, as determined by the Montana Department of Revenue.

 

Nebraska

The State of Nebraska offers both income and property tax benefits to qualifying veterans. These programs have more information on eligibility for each benefit.

  • Homestead Exemption — Nebraska Homestead Exemption is a property tax relief program for qualifying homeowners, including veterans totally disabled by a service-connected accident or illness, qualified totally disabled veterans and their widows (er)s, and veterans whose home was substantially contributed to by the Department of Veterans Affairs and their widow(er)s.
  • Partial Income Tax Exemption on Military Retirement Pay — Nebraska Department of Revenue offers two options to individuals who retire from the uniformed services of the US to exclude a portion of his or her income received as a military retirement benefit included in federal adjusted gross income. NOTE: Starting Tax Year 2022, military retirement pay is eligible for a 100% exemption.
  • Servicemembers Civil Relief Act — The federal Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) provides that compensation received by a servicemember from his or her uniformed service can be taxed only by the state in which the servicemember has his or her legal residence.

Nevada

A disabled veteran in Nevada may receive a property tax exemption of up to $20,000 of the assessed value of his/her primary residence if the veteran is 60 percent or more disabled as a result of service.

 

New Hampshire

A disabled veteran in New Hampshire may receive a full property tax exemption on his/her primary residence if the veteran is 100 percent disabled, has lost two or more limbs or is blind in both eyes as a result of service.

 

New Jersey

Property Tax Exemption / Deduction for Veterans If you are certified by the VA as a 100% permanent and total disabled veteran based on active duty service, you may qualify for an annual property tax. exemption. Disabled Veteran Exemption requires a 100 percent VA Certificate of Disability, DD-214 or equivalent, proof of ownership and legal residency. The exemption must be permanent and total. The property must be owned and occupied by the claimant and must be their legal residence in this state.
An annual Veterans Property Tax Deduction up to $250 requires citizenship, state residency, active service in the U.S. Armed Forces during any of the 9. statutory periods listed on the DVSSE application form, honorable discharge,  property ownership, and the timely completion of an application. If living, the Veteran must own the property in whole or in part to qualify for the deduction. Under certain conditions, surviving spouses may also qualify for the exemption or deduction if all criteria are met. The surviving spouse qualifies if all criteria
are met. Eligibility for the deduction is established as of October 1 of the pretax year. The application can be filed at the local tax assessor’s office with appropriate documentation.

New Mexico

A disabled veteran in New Mexico may receive a full property tax exemption on his/her primary residence if the veteran is 100 percent disabled as a result of service.

 


New York

A disabled veteran in New York may receive a property tax exemption on his/her primary residence. The exemption amount varies based on the type of service and disability, as determined by the New York State Division of Veterans Affairs.

 

North Carolina

A disabled veteran in North Carolina may receive a property tax exemption of up to the first $45,000 of the appraised value of his/her primary residence if the veteran is 100 percent disabled as a result of service.

 

North Dakota

A disabled veteran in North Dakota may receive a property tax exemption of up to the first $120,000 on his/her primary residence if the veteran is 50 percent or more disabled as a result of service.

 

Ohio

Homestead Exemption In order to qualify for the exemption, you must be a veteran of the armed forces of the United States, including reserve components thereof, or of the National Guard, who has been discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions, and who has received a total disability rating (100%) or a total disability rating for compensation (100%) based on individual unemployability, for a service-connected disability or combination of service-connected disabilities. Visit your local county auditor to apply.

Oklahoma

A disabled veteran in Oklahoma may receive a full property tax exemption on his/her primary residence if the veteran is 100 percent disabled as a result of service.

 


Oregon

A disabled veteran or surviving spouse in Oregon may receive a property tax exemption on his/her primary residence if the veteran is 40 percent or more disabled as a result of service. The exemption amount varies annually according to income.

 

Pennsylvania

A disabled veteran in Pennsylvania may receive a property tax exemption on his/her primary residence if the veteran is 100 percent disabled as a result of service. The exemption amount varies.

 

Rhode Island

A disabled veteran in Rhode Island may receive a property tax exemption on his/her primary residence. The exemption amount varies based on the city and the value of the property.

 

South Carolina

Property Taxes – Homestead Exemption
All persons who have been declared permanently and totally disabled by the Social Security Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, or other state or federal agencies are eligible for a homestead exemption in an amount set by the General Assembly. This also applies to persons over age 65. For more information, contact your county and municipal tax offices.

South Dakota

A disabled veteran in South Dakota may receive a property tax exemption of up to $100,000 of his/her primary residence if the veteran is 100 percent disabled as a result of service.

 

Tennessee

o receive tax relief as a disabled veteran, one of the following categories must be met:

1. A service-connected disability that resulted in:

a) Paraplegia OR
b) Permanent paralysis of both legs and lower part of the body resulting from traumatic injury or disease to the spinal cord or brain; OR
c) Loss, or loss of use of, two (2) or more limbs; OR
d) Legal blindness

2. A service-connected permanent and total disability or disabilities, as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

3. A 100% total and permanent disability rating from being a prisoner of war.

4. Must own and use the property as the primary residence. The maximum market value on which tax relief is calculated is $175,000.

For more information on the changes to the Property Tax Relief Program, read Public Chapter No. 1065.
To apply for this benefit, please contact the County Trustee’s office in your county. Use the Tennessee Trustee website to find your County Trustee contact information.

Texas

Total property tax exemption for 100% disabled veterans and their surviving spouses.

Veterans with 10 – 90% VA disability can get a reduction of their home’s’ assessed value from $5,000 – $12,000 depending on disability percentage. Surviving spouses also qualify.

Some counties offer homestead tax exemptions for veterans.

Utah

A disabled veteran in Utah may receive a property tax exemption on his/her primary residence if the veteran is 10 percent or more disabled as a result of service. A veteran that is 100 percent disabled may receive an exemption of $244,064. A veteran that is 50 percent disabled may receive an exemption of $122,032, while a veteran that is 10 percent disabled may receive an exemption of $24,406.

Vermont

The following are eligible for the exemption:

  • Veterans receiving Disability Compensation at a rating of 50% or higher
  • Veterans receiving Non-Service Connected Pension (also called Improved Pension)
  • Veterans collecting permanent military retirement pay for a medical military retirement
  • Surviving spouses of veterans who had received the exemption (surviving spouses may also be eligible for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation or Death Pension)   Application

The exemption level varies from town to town. State law mandates a minimum $10,000 exemption, although towns are given the option of increasing the exemption to $40,000. The exemption reduces the appraised value of the home prior to the assessment of taxes. For example An eligible veteran lives in a home valued at $200,000. The veteran’s town provides a $20,000 exemption. The veteran’s home will be taxed at $180,000. Veterans who would like to have their town increase their exemption must go through their town’s local procedures for having a measure placed on an election ballot for town voters to consider.

The exemption only applies to homes that are owned by the veteran or survivor; and is the primary residence.  Veterans or survivors who rent their homes can not pass this exemption on to their landlord.

To receive the exemption, the veteran must provide proof of eligibility to the Vermont Office of Veterans Affairs. Most veterans will have to provide proof of eligibility every year before May 1st. Veterans who are determined to be totally and permanently disabled only have to provide proof of eligibility the first year they use the benefit for a home (if they move to a new home in a different town, they will have to provide proof of eligibility again). They also must provide proof of eligibility by May 1st.

Proof of eligibility is provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Our recommendation is to call the VA no later than April 1st to request this documentation. The proof of eligibility may also be obtained through benefits

Virginia

A disabled veteran in Virginia may receive a full property tax exemption on his/her primary residence if the veteran is 100 percent disabled as a result of service.

 

Washington

A disabled veteran in Washington may receive a property tax exemption on his/her primary residence if the veteran is 100 percent disabled as a result of service. The exemption amount is based on income, as determined by the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs.

 

West Virginia

A 100 percent disabled veteran or any veteran over the age of 65 is exempted from paying the taxes on the first $20,000 of assessed value on a self-occupied property.

 

Wisconsin

A disabled veteran in Wisconsin may receive a property tax exemption on his/her primary residence if the veteran is 100 percent disabled as a result of service. The exemption amount varies.

 

Wyoming

A disabled veteran in Wyoming may receive a property tax exemption of $3,000 of the assessed value of his/her primary residence if the veteran was disabled as a result of service.

VA.gov Status Messages

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Claims Process

Your claim can go from any step to back a step depending on the specifics of the claim, so you may go from Pending Decision Approval back to Review of Evidence. e-Benefits status is helpful but not definitive.

VA.gov Stages of a Claim

There are eight distinct steps that most claims for disability compensation follow. These phases may vary in time depending on the complexity of the claim, the amount of evidence that must be gathered to support the claims, and the type of evidence. You are strongly encouraged to submit as much evidence as possible with your claim to help minimize processing time. The eight steps of claims processing are as follows:

Steps

  1. Claim Received 
    Your claim has been received by the Veterans Affairs. If you applied online with VONAPP Direct Connect, you should see receipt in your list of Open Claims within one hour. If you applied through the U.S. mail, please allow mailing time plus one week for us to process and record receipt of your claim.
  2. Under Review 
    Your claim has been assigned to a Veterans Service Representative and is being reviewed to determine if additional evidence is needed. If we do not need any additional information, your claim will move directly to the Preparation for the Decision phase. Read More about Under Review from the VA Disability Claims Forum
  3. Gathering of Evidence
    The Veterans Service Representative will request evidence from the required sources. Requests for evidence may be made of you, a medical professional, a government agency, or another authority. It is common for claims to return to this phase, should additional evidence be required. Preparation for Decision phase. Read More about Gathering of Evidence from the VA Disability Claims Forum
  4. Review of Evidence
    We have received all the needed evidence. If upon review, it is determined that more evidence is required, the claim will be sent back to the review of Evidence phaseRead More about Review of Evidence from the VA Disability Claims Forum
  5. Preparation for Decision 
    The Veterans Service Representative has recommended a decision and is preparing required documents detailing that decision. If more evidence is required, the claim will be sent back in the process for more information or evidence. Read More about Preparation for Decision from the VA Disability Claims Forum
  6. Pending Decision Approval 
    The recommended decision is reviewed, and a final award approval is made. If it is determined that more evidence or information is required, the claim will be sent back in the process for more information or evidence. Read More About Pending Decision Approval form the VA Disability Claims Forum
  7. Preparation for Notification
    Your entire claim decision packet is prepared for mailing. Preparation for Decision phase. Read More about Preparation for Notification from the VA Disability Claims Forum
  8. Complete
    The VA has sent a decision packet to you by U.S. mail. The packet includes details of the decision or award. Please allow standard mailing time for your packet to arrive before contacting a VA call center. Preparation for Decision phase. Read More about Complete from the VA Disability Claims Forum

“3 Phases of Claim Status” meaning in e-Benefits?

The 3 phases in the claims process are:

  1. Development – This is the initial part of the claims process. The claimant is provided information as to what information is needed for the claim and an opportunity to provide or identify any additional evidence to support the claim. All appropriate evidence is gathered and reviewed.
  2. Decision – All information and evidence are carefully reviewed to ensure we have everything we need to make an informed decision on the claim. If something is missing, the claim returns to the development phase to obtain that missing information. If all the needed evidence is received, a proposed decision will be made.
  3. Notification – Once the decision is reviewed carefully and approved, a notification letter is sent to the claimant.

How Long Will This Process Take?

It depends and too long – that being said, the length of time it takes to complete a claim depends on several factors, such as the type of claim filed, complexity of your disability(ies), the number of disabilities you claim, and the availability of evidence needed to decide your claim.

The number you see is the average processing days to complete a claim that requires a disability rating. The average is based on completed claims since October 1 in a given fiscal year.

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