New Law Gives Property Tax Exemptions to CT Veterans With Disabilities

Just in time for Memorial Day, Governor Ned Lamont signed into law a property tax exemption specifically for veterans with permanent and total disabilities related to their service. This new legislation, effective from October 1, 2024, will provide significant financial relief by exempting the primary residence or one motor vehicle of eligible veterans from property taxes. This move is part of Connecticut’s commitment to acknowledge and support those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and now face disabilities due to their service.

The exemption applies to veterans who meet specific criteria, including a service-connected disability rating as defined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Eligible veterans must also reside in Connecticut and file appropriately with their local town assessor to benefit from this exemption. This law is designed to ease the financial burden on veterans, allowing them to focus more on their health and well-being rather than financial constraints.

The unanimous passage of this bill in the Connecticut General Assembly, driven by bipartisan support, underscores the state’s unified stance in supporting its veteran population. Lawmakers hail this legislation as a crucial step in offering tangible benefits to veterans who have sacrificed enormously for the nation.

As this legislation takes effect later this year, Connecticut veterans with qualifying disabilities should prepare to apply for the exemption. As always, we will do our best to keep you informed as new information is released and are here to help if you have questions.

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