Veteran's Exemptions

Dates of wars and other recognized military campaigns and operations under §27-103 as amended by Public Act 03-85. For Property Tax Exemption Eligibility look under §12-81(19).

As of October 1, 2003
To qualify for a Regular Veteran’s Exemption the veteran must have served at least 90 days wartime service, and received an Honorable Discharge. Discharge papers (DD214) must be on file with the Town Clerks Office prior to October 1st.
Spanish-American War April 21, 1898 to July 4, 1902
Spanish-American War - Moro Province April 21, 1898 to July 15, 1903 (1)
Mexican Border Period March 10, 1916 to April 6, 1917
World War I April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918
World War I - Russia
April 6, 1917 to April 1, 1920 (2)
World War II December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 (3)
Korean Conflict June 27, 1950 to January 31, 1955
Vietnam Era February 28, 1961 to July 1, 1975
Lebanon July 1, 1958 to November 1, 1958 or
September 29, 1982 to March 30, 1984 (4)
Invasion of Grenada October 25, 1983 to December 15, 1983 (4)
Operation Earnest Will February 1, 1987 to July 23, 1987 (4)
Invasion of Panama December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990 (4)
Persian Gulf War After August 2, 1990 (5)

Additional Information
(1) The Spanish American War includes the Philippine Insurrection, the Boxer Rebellion and service in the Moro Province, for which the ending date is 11 days later than the ending date for the Spanish American War.

(2) The ending date for service in Russia by a person serving with the United State military forces during World War I differs from the ending date for all service during that war in all other arenas.

(3) Pursuant to §12-86, 12 o’clock midnight on December 31, 1947 is the World War II termination date for purposes of granting a property tax exemption.

(4) A person must have served in a combat or combat support role for the duration of a campaign lasting less than 90 days (e.g., the Invasion of Grenada and Panama) in order to qualify for a property tax exemption. A person must also have served in a combat or combat support role in Lebanon or in Operation Earnest Will, during the specified dates, in order to qualify for an exemption. An Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal is awarded to such individuals.

(5) Although referred to as the Persian Gulf War, service in the Persian Gulf is not required, nor is service in a combat or combat support role.