Additional Veterans Tax Relief Program

State law provides a basic $1,000 property tax exemption for certain honorably discharged veterans who actively served at least 90 days during war time, or their survivors. State law also provides an additional exemption for veterans and disabled veterans who are eligible for the basic exemption and who can meet certain income limits. The veteran's honorable discharge (DD-214), or a certified copy thereof, must be filed in the land records of the town of residence prior to October 1 in order that the exemption may be granted. For income qualified applicants, an application must be filed biennially with the Assessor's Office of the town of residence between February 1 and October 1st.

Taxpayer Application Form M-59a

Municipal Claim Form (M-59) The form can be downloaded for signature and mailed to OPM.

Additional Veterans Question & Answer Booklet

For Further Information, Please Contact:

Patrick Sullivan: phone (860) 418-6406,

Program Objective Statement

To reimburse towns, cities and boroughs that provide additional property tax relief for veterans and certain survivors who are already receiving exemptions/tax relief under the Veterans' Program provided for in the Connecticut General Statutes: Section 12-81 (19) through (26).


All towns, cities, including the unconsolidated City of Groton and boroughs that provide the local property tax exemption of up to $1,000 as specified in CGS: Section 12-81 (19) through (26) to veterans and survivors qualified to receive that local exemption. NOTE: This grant does not reimburse the towns for this local exemption. Under this grant program, those veterans meeting specified income limits may apply for an additional State exemption totaling up to 200% of the local exemption.

Statutory References

  • CGS Section 12-81g
  • CGS Section 12-81l
  • CGS Section 12-81 subdivisions (19) to (26)