TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Brian Bergen testified before the state Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee on Monday in support of his legislation giving service-disabled veterans a property tax discount that matches their military disability rating.
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Currently in New Jersey, only veterans who are 100% disabled can qualify for a property tax exemption. Bergen’s bill (A5429) would extend this tax break to other wartime-disabled veterans in proportion to their disability. For example, if a veteran is 70% disabled, they would only be responsible to pay 30% of their property tax bill.
The Senate panel passed the legislation unanimously. It is awaiting a hearing in the Assembly and further consideration by the Senate president.