The benefit: Your County Assessor will remove a value of $300,000 from your homestead taxable value. Your property tax will be reduced for a period of 8-years.
Surviving Spouses qualify if:
The Veteran died after December 31st, 2011
The Spouse hold the legal or beneficial title to the homestead and permanently resides there
The Veteran had an honorable discharge
The U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs certifies that the Veteran had a 100% total and permanent (T&P) disability
The spouse applied within two years of the Veteran’s death or by June 1, 2019, whichever is later
There is 1 Exception to the Veteran being rated 100% T&P. If the Surviving Spouse was awarded Dependency & Indemnity Compensation, a.k.a. DIC payments from the VA, and you meet the other qualifications (honorable discharge, death after 12/31/2011, legal residency) you should qualify for this benefit.