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Market Value Exclusion on Homestead Property of Disabled Veterans


pic of veteranMinnesota law provides full or partial valuation property tax exclusion for homesteads of disabled veterans with a disability rating of 70 percent or greater, as determined by the United States Department of Veteran Affairs.


Who is eligible?

United States Military Veterans with 70 Percent or More Disability

  • You may be eligible for a market value exclusion of up to $150,000 on homestead property if you are a United States military veteran with a service-connected disability of 70 percent or more.

United States Military Veterans with Total and Permanent Disability

  • You may be eligible for a market value exclusion of up to $300,000 on homestead property if you are a United States military veteran with total (100 percent) and permanent service-connected disability.

Surviving Spouses of...

  • United States Military Veterans with Total and Permanent Disability: You may be eligible for a market value exclusion of up to $300,000 if you are the surviving spouse of a deceased United States veteran with total (100 percent) and permanent service-connected disability who was previously receiving the exclusion on the homestead property.

  • United States Military Service Members Who Died in Active Duty: You may be eligible for a market value exclusion of up to $300,000 if you are the surviving spouse of a deceased United States service member who died due to a service-connected cause while serving honorably in active duty after September 11, 2001, as long as you file within two years of the service member's death.

    Spouses must also be the "legal and beneficial title holder" of the homestead property - in other words, you must own the property in your own name.

Primary Family Caregivers of United States Military Veterans with 70 Percent or More Disability

  • You may be eligible for the same benefit as the veteran (the maximum $150,000 or $300,000 exclusion depending on the veteran's disability rating) on your homesteaded property if you are the "primary family caregiver" for an eligible veteran.  Veterans eligible for this program are those who sustained a serious injury (including traumatic brain injury, psychological trauma, or other mental disorder) in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001.

    • Your status as the "primary family caregiver" for the eligible veteran must be approved by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, under the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (U.S. Code, title 38, section 17206).  For more information about eligibility, please see the VA Caregiver fact sheet.

You must be able to verify honorable discharge from the United States armed forces as indicated by U.S. Government Form DD214 or other official military discharge papers.  You must also be certified by the United States Veterans Administration as having service-connected disability. 

Applicants requiring information concerning their discharge or disability status must work with their County Veterans Service Office or the Veterans Administration to receive this information. The Assessor's Office is not responsible for determining disability status.  

Homestead Property

This application is not a substitute for a homestead application. You must apply for and be granted homestead on a qualifying property prior to applying for this market value exclusion. Please visit the Homesteads page to learn more about Homestead Property or to obtain a homestead application.

Homesteaded properties receiving this valuation exclusion do not receive the residential homestead market value exclusion.

Agricultural Property

Only the house, garage and immediately surrounding one acre (HGA) qualify for the valuation exclusion. Excess land and buildings are not eligible for the valuation exclusion. 

Homesteaded agricultural HGA receiving this valuation exclusion do not receive the residential homestead market value exclusion. Any excess agricultural land and buildings will continue to receive the agricultural homestead exclusion. 


How do I apply?

  1. Complete the appropriate application fully and legibly.
  2. Complete a new Homestead application (pdf)/(Word).
  3. Include all proper documentation (please avoid using staples to attach documents). 
  4. Mail the application and the required documentation to the Ramsey County Assessor (PO BOX 64097, St. Paul, MN 55164-0097) by July 1 of each year to be eligible for an exclusion beginning with taxes payable the next year.  
  5. If you are married and you own your home jointly, both you and your spouse must sign the form.


Which form do I file?

CR-DVHE70 (Market Value Exclusion on Homestead Property of Disabled Veterans with 70 Percent or More Disability)

  • Veterans rated between 70% and 100%, Not Permanent
  • Veterans rated between 70% and 90% and Permanent
  • Individual unemployable at 100%, Not Permanent

CR-DVHE100 (Market Value Exclusion on Homestead Property of Veterans with Total and Permanent Disability)

  • Veterans rated Total 100% and Permanent
  • Veterans rated as Individual Unemployable and Permanent

CR-DVHESS (Market Value Exclusion on Homestead Property of Surviving Spouses of Deceased Veterans)

  • Spouses of a veteran who had previously qualified for the exclusion as totally (100 percent) and permanently disabled that died due to a service-connected cause and wish to continue the benefit of the exclusion on the Homestead property.
  • Spouses of a service member who died due to a service-connected cause while serving honorably in active duty, as indicated on United States Government form DD1300 or DD2064 (must file for the exclusion within two years of the service member's death).

The benefit for the surviving spouse would end after the eighth additional tax year after the year of the veteran or service member's death or "until such time as the spouse remarries, or sells, transfers, or otherwise disposes of the property, whichever comes first".

CR-DVPFC (Market Value Exclusion on Homestead Property of Disabled Veteran's Primary Family Caregiver)

  • Caregivers and relatives of veterans (70% to 100% service-connected disabled) who are approved as "primary family caregivers" by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.


Do I need to re-apply?

NO

  • Veterans rated Total 100% and Permanent
  • Veterans rated as Individual Unemployable and Permanent

YES

  • Veterans rated between 70% and 100%, Not Permanent
  • Veterans rated as Individual Unemployable at 100%, Not Permanent
  • Veterans rated between 70% and 90% and Permanent
  • Surviving spouse of a veteran rated 100% and Permanent
  • Surviving spouse of a service member that dies in active duty

Required Attachments 

Please attach the letter you received from Veterans Administration that certifies both your service-connected disability status and honorable discharge. If you need any of this documentation, please contact the Veterans Administration.

If necessary, you may supply the United States Government Form DD214 or other official military discharge papers to verify that you have been honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces, as well as documentation from the Veterans Administration verifying disability status.

Click here to learn more about Form DD214.

If you have recorded a DD214 with Ramsey County and need a certified copy, please contact the Recorder's Office.


Additional Information:

Frequently Asked Questions

Use of Information

The information on this form is required by Minnesota Statutes, section 273.13 to properly identify you and determine if you qualify for the market value exclusion. Your Social Security number is required. If you do not provide the required information, your application may be delayed or denied.

Penalties

Making false statements on this application is against the law. Minnesota Statutes, section 609.41, states that anyone giving false information in order to avoid or reduce their tax obligations is subject to a fine of up to $3,000 and/or up to one year in prison.

Questions?

1-888-Linkvet (546-5838)

Ramsey County Assessor's Office

       Email: AskHomesteads@co.ramsey.mn.us

       Phone: 651-266-2040

More Resources

Your county’s Veterans Service Office should be able to assist you with properly filling out this form. 

For a summary of program qualifications, please reference the Market Value Exclusion on Homestead Property of Disabled Veterans fact sheet.