S.F. 861 expands eligibility to allow a veteran with a 100 percent and temporary disability to qualify for the maximum benefit under the disabled veterans homestead exclusion. Under current law, to qualify for the maximum benefit, a veteran must have a 100 percent and permanent disability.
In addition, this bill increases the maximum benefit from $300,000 of excluded market value to $400,000.
As amended, S.F. 861 would allow the exclusion to carry over to the surviving spouse of a 100 percent and temporary disabled veteran and would eliminate the annual application requirement for that exclusion.
Effective date. This bill is effective for taxes payable beginning in 2018.