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Veterans Exemptions

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:

Served in Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard or WAAC, and 
90 days active duty (exception for death, disability or Purple Heart), and 
One day of which was in time frame shown below, and 
Other than dishonorable discharge, and 
Owns, or spouse owns, residence in Commonwealth now, and either 
Lived in Commonwealth for 6 months preceding active duty, or 
Lived in Commonwealth for 5 years preceding application for exemption
Must have a service connected disability of at least 10%

ACTIVE DUTY TIME REQUIREMENT



 
Start Date
End Date
Comment
Spanish War Veteran
February 15, 1898
July 4, 1902
 
World War I Veteran
April 6, 1917
November 11, 1918
 
OR
 
 
Was Awarded WW1 Victory Medal
OR
March 25, 1917
August 5, 1917
In Massachusetts National Guard
World War II Veteran
September 16, 1940
December 31, 1946
 
Korean Veteran
June 25, 1950
January 31, 1955
 
Vietnam Veteran
August 5, 1964
May 17, 1975
 
OR
February 1, 1955
August 4, 1964
With 180 days active service
Lebanese Peacekeeping
August 25, 1982
******
And received a Campaign Medal
Force Veteran
 
 
 
Grenada Rescue
October 25, 1983
December 15, 1983
And received a Campaign Medal
Mission Veteran
 
 
 
Panamanian Intervention
December 20, 1989
January 31, 1990
And received a Campaign Medal
Force Veteran
 
 
 
Persian Gulf Veteran
August 2, 1990
******
 
WAAC
ANY DATES SHOWN ABOVE
Any woman who served with any  U.S. corps or unit with or as an auxiliary to U.S. armed forces




 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS




WHO IS ELIGIBLE
UNDER WHAT CONDITIONS
VALUE
Veterans, spouses and surviving spouses of veterans who:
lost a foot or hand or eye as a result of wartime service
$750
 
have been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor
$750
 
have been awarded the Distinguished Service Cross
$750
 
have been awarded the Navy Cross
$750
 
have been awarded the Air Force Cross 
$750
 
lost both feet, both hands or both eyes as a result of wartime service
$1250
 
have a permanent and total disability and have "specially adapted housing"
$1500
 
have a 100% disability rating and who are incapable of working
$1000
Veterans, spouses and unmarried surviving spouses of veterans who:
have a disability rating of 10% or higher
$400
 
served in the Spanish War, Philippine Insurrection, or Chinese Relief Expedition
$400
 
have been awarded the Purple Heart
$400
Mothers and fathers of veterans who:
lost their lives in wartime service
$400
Unmarried surviving spouses of veterans who:
served between April 6, 1917 and November 11, 1918
$400
 
were awarded the World War 1 Victory Medal
$400
 
lost their lives in wartime service at Quemoy and Matsu
$400
Paraplegic veterans, spouses and surviving spouses
 
100%
Surviving spouses of service members or guardsmen who:
died from injury or disease due to being in combat zone, or who are missing in action and presumed dead due to combat
Full - the 1st five years

 after death

Full up to

 $2500 af