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Tax Assessor Department

Application for Veteran Exemption

 Middletown Veteran Qualifications

Veteran– $25,777 – (a) 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.

b) Widow/Widower of Veteran – $25,777 – The widow or widower of a veteran, as qualified above, who has not remarried.

c) V.A. 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. 

d) V.A. Certified Specially Adapted Housing – $106,083 – Those who qualify for the above 100% disabled exemption and who have received V.A. 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.

e) 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

f) Prisoner of War – $31,294 – Any veteran classified as a prisoner – of – war by the Veterans Administration. Proof will consist of a letter from the V. A.

 To qualify for the following service periods you must provide proof of medal, ribbon or other government certification of participation.

CONFLICT

OPERATION NAMES

BEGIN

END

Berlin

Cold War/Show of Strength

5/9/1945

10/2/1990

Berlin

Show of Strength

08/14/1961

06/01/1963

Cambodia Thailand

Bombing Campaign

03/29/1973

08/15/1973

Cambodia

Operation Eagle Pull; Evacuation

04/11/1975

04/13/1975

Cambodia

Mayaguez Hostage Rescue

05/05/1975

05/05/1975

Congo(Zaire)

Operation Newtape – U.N. Peacekeeping

7/14/1960

09/01/1962

Congo

Operation Dragon, Red & Black Rescue

11/23/1964

11/27/1964

Cuba

Missile Crisis

10/24/1962

06/01/1963

Cuba

Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay

11/22/1991

6/30/1992

Cuba

Joint Task Force 160; Operation Sea Signal

5/20/1994

4/15/1996

Dominican Republic

Evacuation and Peacekeeping

04/28/1965

09/21/1966

El Salvador

Advisory/Training

1/1/1981

2/1/1992

Former Republic of Yugoslavia

Operation Joint Endeavor & Guard

11/20/1995

12/20/1996

12/19/1996 &

06/20/1998

Former Republic of Yugoslavian

Operation Joint Endeavor; Joint Guard and Force

12/20/1995

ongoing

Grenada

Operation Urgent Fury, Evacuation

10/23/1983

11/21/1983

Haiti

Joint Task Force 180, 190 & MNF Operations “Uphold and Restore Democracy”

09/10/1994

03/31/1995

Haiti

Operation Uphold Democracy

09/16/1994

03/31/1995

Haiti

Operation: UNMHH1, US for Haiti, USSPTG-Haiti

04/01/1995

01/31/2000

Kenya – Somalia

Joint Task Force “Provide Relief”

8/18/1992

12/4/1992

Korea

President Orders Intervention

06/27/1950

11/08/

Kosova

Operation Allied Force, Joint Guardian

3/24/1999

 ongoing

Kwazalern – Republic of Marshall Islands

Joint Task Force “Provide Refuge”

2/11/1993

3/11/1993

Laos

Counter Insurgency

4/19/1961

10/07/1962

Lebanon

Operation Bluebat – Peacekeeping

7/1/1958

11/1/1958

Lebanon

Peacekeeping

6/1/1983

12/1/1987

Liberia

Operation Sharp Edge

8/5/1990

8/25/1990

Liberia

Joint Task Force Assured Response

4/8/1996

8/12/1996

Libya

Operation Eldorado Canyon

4/12/1986

4/17/1986

Northern Iraq – Turkey

Combined Task Force Provide Comfort – Northern Turkey, Iraq

4/5/1991

7/31/1993

Northern Iraq – Turkey

Combined Task Force Provide Comfort – Northern Iraq – Incirlik Air Base Turkey

12/1/1995

12/31/1996

Panama

Operation Just Cause

12/20/1989

1/31/1990

Panama

Joint Task Force Safe Haven

8/26/1994

3/3/1995

Persian Gulf

Operation Desert Shield & Desert Storm

08/02/1990

11/30/1995

Persian Gulf

Operation Earnest Will, Naval Escort

07/24/1987

08/01/1990

Quemay – Matsu

Show of Force and Escort

8/23/1956

06/01/1963

Russia

Operation Provide Hope

2/1/1992

4/30/1993

Rwanda

Joint Task Force Support Hope

7/20/1994

10/7/1994

Sinai, Egypt

Peacekeeping

8/3/1981

present

Somalia

Operations Restore Hope & United Shield

12/5/1992

3/31/1995

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

12/1995

ongoing

Surname

Joint Task Force Distant Haven

8/19/1994

10/31/1994

Taiwan Straits

Show of Force

8/23/1958

1/1/1959

Various Operations

Operation Noble Eagle, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom

9/12/2001

ongoing

Various Medals

Recipients of Global War Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal

 ongoing

 

Vietnam

Operation Frequent Wind; Evacuation

04/29/1975

04/30/1975

Vietnam

Advisory/US Troops Ordered to Undertake Offensive Position

07/01/1958

07/03/1965

Wake Island

Mid-Pacific Joint Task Force Prompt Return

7/12/1995

8/10/1995