Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs - Disabled Veterans Real Estate Tax Exemption Program
Provides real estate tax exemption for any honorably discharged veteran who is 100% disabled, a resident of the Commonwealth and has a financial need.
1 Garrison Road
Fort Indiantown Gap
Annville, PA 17003
Eligibility: Served in the military honorably.

Served during established war service dates 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 total or 100% permanent service-connected disability rating by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or as the result of military service the veteran is blind or paraplegic or has sustained the loss of two or more limbs.

Blind: Visual acuity of three-sixtieths or ten two-hundredths, or less normal Vision.

Paraplegic: The bilateral paralysis of the upper or lower extremities of the body.

Must be a resident of the Commonwealth.

Must occupy the real estate as his/her principal dwelling.

Dwelling is owned solely by the veteran or as an estate in the entirety.

Must prove financial need: Veteran must prove financial need according to the criteria established by the State Veterans Commission if their annual income exceeds $85,168.

Applicants with an annual income of $85,168 or less are given a rebuttable presumption to have a need for the exemption.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:15am to 4:30pm
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (717) 861-8468 Main
  • (717) 861-8719 Main
Email Address: RA-DMVA_WebMaster@state.pa.us
Intake Requirements: An applicant whose gross annual income exceeds $85,168 will be considered to have a financial need for the exemption when the applicant’s allowable expenses exceed the applicant’s household income. The applicant’s monthly household expenses will be calculated to include a cost of living allowance and dependent’s allowance.
Intake Procedure: Contact the County Veterans Affairs Director in the county you reside to apply for this program.
Geographical Area: Pennsylvania
Helpful Tips: Upon the death of a qualified veteran, tax exemption may pass on to the unmarried surviving spouse if financial need can be shown.
Service Contact: David Heiland, Director for Veterans Programs, 717-861-2856
Services:
  • Property Tax Information * Veterans With Disabilities
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