Application for Veteran Exemption
Middletown Veteran Exemption Application & Qualifications
Veteran - $25,777
- The property of each person who served in the military or naval service of the United States in the war of the rebellion, the Spanish-American war, the insurrection in the Philippines, the China-relief expedition, or World War I, and the property of each person who served in the military or naval service of the United States in World War II at any time during the period beginning December 7, 1941, and ending on December 31, 1946, and the property of each person who served in the military or naval services of the United States in the Korean conflict at any time during the period beginning June 27, 1950 and ending January 31, 1955 or in the Vietnam conflict at any time during the period beginning February 28, 1961 and ending May 7, 1975 or who actually served in the Grenada or Lebanon conflicts of 1983-1984, or the Persian Gulf conflict, the Haitian conflict, the Somalian conflict, and the Bosnian conflict, at any time during the period beginning August 2, 1990 and ending May 1, 1994, or in any conflict or undeclared war for which a campaign ribbon or expeditionary medal was earned, and who was honorably discharged from the service, or who was discharged under conditions other than dishonorable, or who, if not discharged, served honorably.
- Members of the Merchant Marine who were residents of the State of Rhode Island at the time of enlistment who served for at least 6 months, may, under certain circumstances, apply to the Veterans Administration for a discharge certificate making them eligible for veteran benefits stemming from World War II.
- All veterans must provide a DD-214 to prove dates of service. Those in military service not regularly issued a DD-214 must provide proper separation papers. Those that are still active must provide military documentation of qualification.
- All applications must be returned to the Assessor's Office by March 15 of the year of application.
Widow/Widower of Veteran - $25,777
The widow or widower of a veteran, as qualified above, who has not remarried.
Veteran Administration (VA) Certified 100% Disabled - $51,555
The veteran, qualified under standard veterans' exemptions rules, who is certified as having 100% service connected disability. A certificate attesting to the permanent disability from the Veterans Administration must be presented. This exemption will be issued in lieu of the basic veteran exemption.
VA Certified Specially Adapted Housing - $106,083
Those who qualify for the 100% disabled exemption and who have received VA monies to specially adapt housing shall be exempt for that homestead. Proof of having received money to acquire or modify the home must be supplied upon application. Property meeting the Veteran's Administration and Americans with Disability Act guidelines for adaptive housing, or which has been acquired or modified using proceeds from the sale of any previously qualified homestead is exempt in total. This exemption is extended to the widow/widower of the veteran so long as he/she retains and occupies the property.
Gold Star Parent - $38,676
Any person whose son or daughter is listed as a casualty of war. A death certificate listing the veteran as a casualty must accompany the application. Only one parent may qualify for this exemption
Prisoner of War - $31,294
Any veteran classified as a prisoner of war by the VA. Proof will consist of a letter from the VA.
Service Period Date Ranges
To qualify for the following service periods you must provide proof of medal, ribbon or other government certification of participation.
|Berlin||Cold War/Show of Strength||May 9, 1945||October 2, 1990|
|Berlin||Show of Strength||August 14, 1961||June 1, 1963|
|Cambodia, Thailand||Bombing Campaign||March 29, 1973||August 15, 1973|
|Cambodia||Operation Eagle Pull/Evacuation||April 11, 1975||April 13, 1975|
|Cambodia||Mayaguez Hostage Rescue||May 5, 1975||May 5, 1975|
|Congo (Zaire)||Operation Newtape - United Nations Peacekeeping||July 14, 1960||September 1, 1962|
|Congo||Operation Dragon/Red and Black Rescue||November 23, 1964||November 27, 1964|
|Cuba||Missile Crisis||October 24, 1962||June 1, 1963|
|Cuba||Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay||November 22, 1991||June 30, 1992|
|Cuba||Joint Task Force/Operation Sea Signal||May 20, 1994||April 15, 1996|
|Dominican Republic||Evacuation and Peacekeeping||April 28, 1965||September 21, 1966|
|El Salvador||Advisory/Training||January 1, 1981||February 2, 1992|
|Former Republic of Yugoslavia||Operation Joint Endeavor and Guard||November 11, 1995|
December 20, 1996
|December 19, 1996|
June 20, 1998
|Former Republic of Yugoslavia||Operation Joint Endeavor/Joint Guard and Force||December 20, 1995||Ongoing|
|Grenada||Operation Urgent Fury/Evacuation||October 23, 1983||November 21, 1983|
|Haiti||Joint Task Force 180, 190 and MNF Operations|
Uphold and Restore Democracy
|September 10, 1994||March 31, 1995|
|Haiti||Operation Uphold Democracy||September 16, 1994||March 31, 1995|
|Haiti||Operation: UNMHH1, U.S. for Haiti, USSPTG-Haiti||April 1, 1995||January 31, 2000|
|Kenya, Somalia||Joint Task Force |
|August 18, 1992||December 4, 1992|
|Korea||President Orders Intervention||June 27, 1950||November 8, 1954|
|Kosovo||Operation Allied Force, Joint Guardian||March 24, 1999||Ongoing|
|Kwajalein, Republic of Marshall Islands||Joint Task Force Provide Refuge||February 11, 1993||March 11, 1993|
|Laos||Counter Insurgency||April 19, 1961||October 7, 1962|
|Lebanon||Operation Blue Bat/Peacekeeping||July 1, 1958||November 1, 1958|
|Lebanon||Peacekeeping||June 1, 1983||December 1, 1987|
|Liberia||Operation Sharp Edge||August 5, 1990||August 25, 1990|
|Libera||Joint Task Force Assured Response||April 8, 1996||August 12, 1996|
|Libya||Operation Eldorado Canyon||April 12, 1986||April 17, 1986|
|Northern Iraq, Turkey||Combined Task Force Provide Comfort - Northern Iraq, Turkey||April 5, 1991||July 31, 1993|
|Northern Iraq, Turkey||Combined Task Force Provide Comfort - Norther Iraq - Incirlik Air Base Turkey||December 1, 1995||July 31, 1993|
|Panama||Operation Just Cause||December 20, 1989||January 31, 1990|
|Panama||Joint Task Force Safe Haven||August 26, 1994||March 3, 1995|
|Persian Gulf||Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm||August 2, 1990||November 30, 1995|
|Persian Gulf||Operation Earnest Will/Naval Escort||July 24, 1987||August 1, 1990|
|Quemoy, Matsu||Show of Force and Escort||August 23, 1956||June 1, 1963|
|Russia||Operation Provide Hope||February 1, 1992||April 30, 1993|
|Rwanda||Joint Task Force Support Hope||July 20, 1994||October 7, 1994|
|Sinai, Egypt||Peacekeeping||August 3, 1981||Present|
|Somalia||Operations Restore Hope and United Shield||December 5, 1992||March 31, 1995|
|South West Asia||Operations Southern Watch, Maritime Intercept Operation, Vigilant Sentinel, Northern Watch, Desert Thunder, Desert Fox, Exercise Intrinsic Action, Exercise Iris Gold, Desert Spring||December 1995||Ongoing|
|Surname||Joint Task Force Distant Haven||August 19, 1958||October 31, 1994|
|Taiwan Straits||Show of Force||August 23, 1958||January 1, 1959|
|Various Operations||Operation Noble Eagle, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom||September 12, 2001||Ongoing|
|Various Medals||Recipients of Global War Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal||Ongoing||N/A|
|Vietnam||Operation Frequent Wind/Evacuation||April 29, 1975||April 30, 1975|
|Vietnam||Advisory/US Troops Ordered to Undertake Offensive Position||July 1, 1958||July 3, 1965|
|Wake Island||Mid-Pacific Joint Task Force Prompt Return||July 12, 1995||August 10, 1995|