Disabled Veterans Exemption Information

Veterans with Disabilities Exemption - Per the provisions of §12-81(20)

How can I qualify?

As of October 1 of the assessment date, you must:

  • Be a Putnam resident.
  • Have a VA disability rating of at least 10%
  • Have served or are serving in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard or Air Force.

How do I apply?

File your acceptable form of proof of service with the Town Clerk and file your VA rating with the Assessor.

When may I apply?

For your exemption to apply to a Grand List your proof of service and current VA rating must be filed by March 31 following the assessment date. Example: To receive this exemption on the October 1, 2006 Grand List you must file your required proofs by March 31, 2007.

When do I have to reapply?

While you must annually file your VA rating with the Assessor you only have to file your proof of service once for this exemption. The exceptions to the annual filing are Veterans with VA rating do not have to file after age 65 and Veterans with permanent total disability VA ratings need only file once.

What are the benefits of this program?

A reduction of in assessment will be applied to property you own based on the following:

  • VA Rating 10% to 25% the reduction is $1,500
  • VA Rating 26% to 50% the reduction is $2,000
  • VA Rating 51% to 75% the reduction is $2,500
  • VA Rating 76% to 100% the reduction is $2,000
  • VA Rating and 65+ years old reduction is $3,000

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