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Virginia Veterans Resource Guide

100% Disabled Veteran Exemptions Veterans rated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as having a 100%, permanent and total, service-connected disability or who have a service-connected individual unemployable disability rating are exempt from paying real estate taxes on their primary residence. The exemption is based on the veteran’s disability rating rather than the level of compensation. The exemption includes property held jointly by a husband and wife, and applies to the residence and up to one acre of land. Exemption Eligibility for Surviving Spouse of Veteran Killed in Action The surviving spouse of an eligible veteran may also receive the real estate tax exemption if the veteran died on or after January 1, 2011. The spouse will lose the exemption if he or she remarries or does not occupy the property as his or her primary residence. To learn more about these exemptions contact the Commissioner of the Revenue for your locality. Contact information may be found at

Veteran Hunting & Fishing Licenses The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) offers a number of discounted licenses for Disabled Military Personnel & Veterans. Applications are available at any VDGIF field office or online. For more information visit or call (804) 367-1000

Service-Disabled Veteran- Owned Small-Business (SDVOSB) Designation

As part of the Virginia Small, Women-owned, and Minority Owned Business (SWaM) certification program , qqualifying service-disabled veterans who are small business owners may obtain a Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) designation in the Virginia SWaM vendor database. This is not a separate SWaM certification, but rather a designation of those small businesses that are owned by Service Disabled Veterans. SDVOSB certification is provided by the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity in partnership with the Virginia Department of Veterans Services.

To learn more visit or call (804) 786-6585


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