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Disabled Veterans Applying for Homestead
Homestead applications are accepted until December 31st of the year being applied for.
 
Veteran Homestead Exemption Requirements
1) Receiving compensation due to individual unemployability or at the 100% level caused by service-connected disabilities; Letter from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs stating that the application for the status of individual unemployability has been granted.
2) Must have been Honorably discharged or released from Active duty; must provide a copy of DD214 discharge papers;
3) Owned and lived in their home as primary residence as of January 1 of the year being applied for;

Veteran Homestead Exemption Benefits
Homestead Exemption is increased to $50,000 from $25,000
NO income requirements
NO age requirements


Amended Substitute House Bill 85
On June 12, 2014, Amended Substitute House Bill 85 was signed by the Governor of the State of Ohio. This amendment doubles the State's exemption for military men and women with a "100% service-connected" disability certified by the federal government from $25,000 to $50,000. 

Additionally, there are no income requirements under HB 85 for 100% disabled veterans in addition to the increase in their deduction. 

A disabled veteran who qualifies would have to pay taxes on only $100,000 of a home valued at $150,000.

Senate Bill 10
Effective March 23, 2016, Senate Bill 10 expanded homestead qualifications for veterans. The exemption for veterans with total service-connected disabilities and their surviving spouses will now include veterans who are receiving compensation at the 100% level due to individual unemployability caused by service-connected disabilities.

The bill also includes two new requirements for the exemption which apply to new applicants: the veteran must have been discharged or released from active duty and that the discharge or release was under honorable conditions.

A compensation rating at 100% will now qualify the veteran if they were discharged from active duty under honorable AND if their compensation is based on individual unemployability.

Veterans eligible under this provision will have received a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs stating that their application for the status of individual unemployability has been granted.

The revised law requires new applicants for tax year 2016 and late applicants for 2015 to provide a copy of the letter along with a copy of the DD214 discharge papers showing discharge was under honorable conditions.


For more information about this change to the Homestead Exemption, 
please call the Homestead Department at 
(419) 213-4332 or 4336.