Disability Level of 10% Exemption

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Disabled Veteran - Disability Level of 10% or greater due to Misfortune $5,000

Veteran's Disability Exemptions of $5,000 are available to veterans who have at least a 10% service-connected disability, as rated by the Veteran's Administration.


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Exemption Details


Amount:

$5,000


How to Apply:

Apply using the Online Exemption Filing Application.  You may also apply in person or by mail / fax / email.


Eligibility:

The applicant must:

1) qualify for and receive Homestead Exemption

2) have been discharged under honorable conditions

3) have at least a 10% service-connected disability


Documentation:

Proof of disability (letter or certificate) from the United States Government or the United States Department of Veterans Affairs


How to Renew:

If approved, this exemption will renew automatically every year as long as the  use of the property and/or the ownership status does not change


Florida Statute(s):

FS 196.24


DOR Form(s):

If submitted by mail/fax or in person Department of Revenue Form DR-501


PA Code(s):

VX


Note(s):

The un-remarried, surviving spouse who had been married to the ex-service member for at least 5 years at the time of death, is also entitled to the exemption.

Service members who are unable to file a Homestead Exemption in person because of a service obligation may file the claim through next of kin or through any other person who has been authorized in writing to file on behalf of the service member. (See section 196.071, Florida Statutes.)


When a person serving in the Armed Forces owns a property and uses it as a homestead, the service member may rent out the homestead without abandoning the claim to the Homestead Exemption. (See section 196.061, Florida Statutes.)