The Wisconsin Veterans & Surviving Spouses Property Tax Credit provides eligible veterans and unremarried, surviving spouses a refundable property tax credit for their primary, in-state residence.
The Wisconsin Department of Veterans ffairs verifies the veteran’s eligibility for the program. The credit is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue through the state income tax return.
The definitions of an eligible veteran and an eligible unremarried surviving spouse are expanded to include:
- veteran who had been a Wisconsin resident for a consecutive 5-year period after entering active duty or was a Wisconsin resident when entering active duty.
- The veteran must have either an SCD rating of 100 percent under 38 USC 1114 or 1134 or a 100% disability rating based on individual unemployability. Individual unemployability means a condition under which a veteran has an SCD rating of either 60% under 38 USC 1114 or 1134 or two or more SCD conditions where one condition has at least a 40% scheduler rating and the combined scheduler rating for all conditions is at least 70%, and has an administrative adjustment added to the SCD, due to individual unemployability, such that the V rates the veteran 100% disabled.
- The age requirement was eliminated.
pplicants who believe they may qualify should contact their local County Veterans Service Office (CVSO). list of CVSOs and contact information can be found at www.WisVets.com/CVSO.
How Can I pply
Contact your local County Veterans Service Office
To apply for or obtain more information about benefits, contact your local CVSO.