A. Disabled Veteran Claimant (must meet all 5 requirements)
B. Surviving Spouse/Civil Union or Domestic Partner Claimant (must meet all 6 requirements)
3. DWELLING HOUSE & CURTILAGE DEFINEDDwelling house means any one-family building or structure or unit in a horizontal property regime or condominium or multiple-family building or structure on that portion occupied by the claimant as his legal residence including any outhouses or appurtenances used for the dwelling's fair enjoyment.
Curtilage means the enclosed space of ground and buildings immediately surrounding the dwelling house and enjoyed with it for its more convenient occupation.
4. RESIDENCE IN DWELLING HOUSE DEFINED
Means a wartime service-connected disability as described under #5 on front of this claim and certified as such by the United States Veterans Administration.
5. VETERAN DEFINEDMeans any New Jersey citizen and resident honorably discharged from active wartime service in the United States Armed Forces. For assistance in documenting veterans' status, contact the NJ Department of Military and Veterans Affairs at (609) 530-6958 or (609) 530-6854. The United States Veterans Administration can be reached at 1-800-827-1000.
6. SURVIVING SPOUSE/CIVIL UNION OR DOMESTIC PARTNER DEFINEDMeans the lawful widow or widower/civil union or domestic partner of a disabled veteran or serviceperson who has not remarried/formed a new registered civil union or domestic partnership.
7. ACTIVE SERVICE TIME OF WAR DEFINEDMeans military service during one or more of the specific periods listed under #4 on front of this claim. Active duty for training or field training purposes as a member of a reserve component does NOT constitute active service time of war unless activated into Federal military service by Presidential or Congressional order.
8. CITIZEN AND RESIDENT DEFINED United States Citizenship is not required. Resident for purposes of this exemption means an individual who is legally domiciled in New Jersey. Domicile is the place you regard as your permanent home - the place you intend to return to after a period of absence. You may have only one legal domicile even though you may have more than one place of residence. Seasonal or temporary residence in this State, of whatever duration, does not constitute domicile. Absence from the State for a 12 month period is prima facie evidence of abandonment of domicile.
9. DOCUMENTARY PROOFS REQUIREDEach assessor may require such proofs necessary to establish claimant's exemption entitlement and photocopies of any documents should be attached to DVSSE Claim as part of the application record.
10. APPEALS A claimant may appeal any unfavorable determination by the assessor to the County Board of Taxation annually on or before April 1.