Disabled Veterans Property Tax Exemption Information
The Veterans’ exemption from property tax has been expanded by PA 161. The relevant statute is 211.7b. The exemption now goes beyond adaptive housing. As amended the exemption is available to honorably discharged disabled veterans on real property they own and use as a homestead. To be eligible the veteran must file an affidavit indicating he or she qualifies.
A disabled veteran is a Michigan resident who meets one of the following:
The exemption is available to the disabled veteran or upon their death to their unremarried surviving spouse who owns and uses the property as their homestead.
- Has been determined by the US department of veterans affairs to be totally and permanently disabled due to military service and entitled to veterans’ benefits at 100% or
- Has a certificate from the US Veterans’ administration certifying he or she is receiving or has received pecuniary assistance due to disability for specially adapted housing or
- Has been rated by the US department of Veterans Affairs as individually unemployable.
The veteran or surviving spouse must be a Michigan resident. It begins with the 2013 assessment. An affidavit must be filed.
Any questions should be referred to your local assessor or Muskegon County Equalization.
State Tax Commission Affidavit for Disabled Veterans Exemption - Draft