A widow or widower of a veteran who died as a result of a service-connected disability; OR was rated 100% disabled by VA for 10 years prior to death; OR was a former POW and rated 100% disabled for 1 year prior to death; OR died in active duty or training status. The widow/widower must be at least sixty-two years of age by December 31 of the year the taxes are due OR be retired from regular gainful employment by reason of disability. The widow/widower must not have remarried.
The qualifying applicant receives assistance for payment of property taxes in the form of a grant. The assistance amount is based on the applicant’s income, the value of the residence, and the local levy rates. The grant does not have to be repaid as long as the applicant continues to live in the residence until at least December 15 in the year a grant is received.
Own and occupy a primary residence in the State of Washington; have combined disposable income of $40,000 or less
- Completion of Property Tax Assistance Claim Form for Widows/Widowers of Veterans and a Combined Disposable Income Worksheet.
- Disabled person must provide written acknowledgment by Social Security or Veterans Administration – OR – Proof of Disability Affidavit.