BOE-261-GNT (P1) REV. 21 (05-12)
2013 DISABLED VETERANS’ EXEMPTION
CHANGE OF ELIGIBILITY REPORT
CLAIMANT NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS
(Make necessary corrections to the printed name and mailing address)
Our records indicate that you have been receiving the Disabled Veterans’ Exemption. Use this form only to notify the Assessor if you are no longer
eligible for the exemption on this property. Do not send in this form if you are still eligible and all information printed on the form is correct
and up to date as of January 1, 2013. Note: If you believe you qualify for the Low-Income Exemption (see below), you must submit a
new claim form to the Assessor by February 15.
The laws governing the Disabled Veterans’ Exemption provide that once you file a claim and receive the exemption you need not file each year
as long as you continue to qualify. The law further provides that when a disabled veteran or surviving spouse is no longer eligible for exemption,
the Assessor must be notified. A 25 percent penalty assessment for failure to so notify the Assessor is also part of the law.
Article XIII of the California Constitution, section 4(a), and Revenue and Taxation Code section 205.5 provide an exemption for property which
constitutes the home of a veteran, or the home of the unmarried surviving spouse of a veteran, who, because of injury or disease incurred in military
service, is blind in both eyes, has lost the use of two or more limbs, or is totally disabled. There are two exemption levels - a basic exemption and
one for low-income household claimants, both of which are adjusted annually for inflation*. The exemption does not apply to direct levies or special
taxes. Once granted, the Basic Exemption remains in effect without annual filing until terminated. Annual filing is required for any year in which a
Low-Income Exemption is claimed. Please refer to the attached schedule for the current amount and household income limits.
Totally disabled means that the United States Veterans Administration or the military service from which discharged has rated the disability at 100
percent or has rated the disability compensation at 100 percent by reason of being unable to secure or follow a substantially gainful occupation.
If you are receiving the Basic Exemption because of blindness, the loss of two limbs, or because you are totally disabled, the exemption will remain
in effect. If you believe you qualify for the Low-Income Exemption, obtain a Disabled Veterans’ Property Tax Exemption Claim Form,
BOE-261-G, from the Assessor, complete it, and file it with the Assessor by February 15, 2013.
Sign and return this notice if one or more of the following conditions apply to you.
1. At any time during 2012, the property was no longer your principal residence or you did not own it. (An owner includes a purchaser under
contract of sale, an owner of a share in a housing cooperative, and a shareholder in a corporation when the rights of shareholding entitle
one to possession of a home owned by the corporation.) NOTE: If you were confined to a hospital or other care facility but principally
resided at this residence prior to that confinement, you are still eligible for the exemption provided the property has not been rented
2. If the basis of your exemption was blindness and your visual acuity in both eyes is no longer rated at 5/200 or less, or the concentric
contraction of the visual field is no longer 5 degrees or less, or if the basis was the loss of use of two limbs and the use of one or both has
3. If you are the veteran and the United States Veterans Administration or the military service from which you were discharged no longer rates
your disability at 100 percent or no longer rates your disability compensation at 100 percent by reason of being unable to secure or follow a
substantially gainful occupation.
4. If you are a surviving spouse of a deceased disabled veteran and you have remarried.
5. The property has been altered and is no longer a dwelling.
* As provided by Revenue and Taxation Code section 205.5, the exemption amount and the household income limit shall be compounded annually
by an inflation factor tied to the California Consumer Price Index. Please refer to the attached schedule for the current amounts and limits.
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