Florida residents who are honorably discharged veterans with a service connected disability rating of at least 10% or who became disabled through an accident or other such misfortune, may qualify for this exemption.
Florida residents may qualify for total and permanent disability or blind exemption.
This exemption provides an additional discount from the amount of property taxes on the homestead of a partially or totally permanently disabled veteran, age 65 or older as of January 1, whose disability was combat-related.
To qualify for this exemption, you must be a (1) quadriplegic or (2) paraplegic, hemiplegic or other totally and permanently disabled person who must use a wheelchair for mobility or who is legally blind. For persons entitled to this exemption under number two (2) above, must meet statutory income limit set by the Department of Revenue (this amount is adjusted annually in mid January).
The surviving spouses of qualified veterans and spouses of Florida resident veterans who died from service-connected causes while on active duty as a member of the US Armed forces are entitled to an exemption on real estate used and owned as a homestead.