Veterans Exemption / Deduction

Disabled Veteran Deduction

Eligibility Requirements (must meet all 5 requirements):

  • Have had active wartime service in U.S. Armed Forces and been honorably discharged
  • Have a U.S. Veterans Administration certification of wartime service-connected disability as described under Number 5 on the DVSSE Claim
  • Wholly own or hold legal title to the dwelling house for which exemption is claimed
  • Occupy the dwelling house as the principal residence
  • Be a citizen and legal or domiciliary resident of New Jersey

Disabled Veteran Deduction forms may be obtained from the Tax Assessor's Office or the Tax Collector's Office (call 732-294-2040 for more information) or online: Property Tax Deduction Claim by Veteran or Surviving Spouse (PDF).

Surviving Spouse of a Veteran Claimant

Document that the deceased veteran: 

  • Was a citizen and resident of NJ at death
  • Who had active wartime service in the U.S.
  • Was honorably discharged or died on active wartime duty

The spouse must document that they:

  • Have not remarried
  • Are a legal resident of NJ
  • Own the property for which the deduction is claimed