Veterans Information

A veteran is described as a person who has served in the armed forces as required within Connecticut General Statute 12-81 (19), (20), (21), (22), (23), (24), (25) or (26) and 27-103. Currently the benefit is $9,000 off the assessed value of either your real estate or your motor vehicle.

Any resident of the Town of Madison that is a veteran of the armed forces in a time of war or is still serving in the armed forces may be entitled to this exemption.

Applying for Exemption
How to make application for an exemption pursuant to CGS 12-81 (19):

Discharged with DD214
  • File your DD214 with the Madison Town Clerk no later than September 30.
  • You must be a Madison resident as of October 1.
  • Have record ownership of property as of October 1.
  • You must have at least 90 days of active service during a stated period of war. If the campaign lasted less than 90 days then you must have served in a combat or combat support role for the duration of the campaign unless you were separated from service earlier because of a service-connected disability rated by the Veterans Administration. Active service means service in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force or Coast Guard.
Currently Serving But Unable to Appear by Reason of that Service
  • You must be a Madison resident as of October 1.
  • Have record ownership of property as of October 1.
  • You must have at least 90 days of active service during a stated period of war. If the campaign lasted less than 90 days then you must have served in a combat or combat support role for the duration of the campaign unless you were separated from service earlier because of a service-connected disability rated by the Veterans Administration. Active service means service in the Army, Navy Marine Corps, Air Force or Coast Guard.
  • You must forward to the Madison Assessor annually, and no later than September 30th, a written statement, signed by your commanding officer attesting to the dates of your service.
Currently Serving in a Theater of War and Unable to Appear
  • You must be a Madison resident as of October 1.
  • Have record ownership of property as of October 1.
  • You must have at least 90 days of active service during a stated period of war. If the campaign lasted less than 90 days then you must have served in a combat or combat support role for the duration of the campaign unless you were separated from service earlier because of a service-connected disability rated by the Veterans Administration. Active service means service in the Army, Navy Marine Corps, Air Force or Coast Guard.
  • A notarized statement from a parent, guardian, spouse or legal representative stating that you are personally unable to appear by reason of your service in a theater of war and attesting to your dates of service must be presented annually to the Madison Assessor's Office no later than September 30.
Additional Exemptions
If you are presently receiving a Veteran's exemption you may qualify for an additional exemption provided by Connecticut General Statues 12-81f.

Application for the Additional Veterans Exemption Pursuant to 12-81f
  • Filing period is between February 1 and October 1 of any given year.
  • Must file for the exemption biennially.
  • Must meet income requirements: (2012 Income)
    • Unmarried $33,500
    • Married $40,900 (joint income)
  • Must provide documentation regarding qualifying income (i.e. federal tax return).
Applications for Additional Veterans Exemption (PDF) are available at the Assessor's Office. Please apply in person and bring required documentation.

Dates of Service Chart
Event DATES Special Conditions
Spanish- American War April 21, 1898 to July 4, 1902 Includes Philippine Insurrection and Boxer Rebellion
Moro Province Engagement April 21, 1898 to July 15, 1903
Mexico Border Period March 10, 1916 to April 6, 1917
World War I April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918
World War I, Service in Russia April 6, 1917 to April 1, 1920
World War II December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946
Korean Conflict June 27, 1950 to January 31, 1955
Lebanon July 1, 1958 to November 1, 1958 or September 29, 1982 to March 30, 1984 A person must have served in combat or combat support role
Vietnam Era February 28, 1961 to July 1, 1975
Lebanon Peace Keeping Mission September 2, 1982 to March 30, 1984 A person must have served in combat or combat support role
Invasion of Grenada
October 25, 1983 to December 15, 1983 A person must have served in combat or combat support role
Operation Earnest Will July 24, 1987 to August 1, 1990 A person must have served in combat or combat support role
Invasion of Panama December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990 A person must have served in combat or combat support role for the duration of a campaign lasting less than 90 days
Persian Gulf War August 2, 1990 to present Service in combat or combat support role is not required