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State Representative Doug Green (R-Mt. Orab ) has announced that the Ohio House of Representatives passed House Bill 85, legislation to enhance the homestead exemption for military veterans who are 100 percent disabled from a service-related disability.


House Bill 85 increases the amount of the exemption from $25,000 to $50,000 for those veterans who are permanently and totally disabled. It also ensures that county veterans service commissions do not lose funding from the loss of property tax revenue and exempts disabled veterans from means testing.


“I am grateful for those who are willing to heed our nation’s call to service. This selfless act sometimes has great consequences,” said Green. “The increase of Homestead Benefits to qualifying soldiers is just a small token of my deep appreciation for your service.”


According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 47 other states provide some property tax relief for veterans who are completely and permanently disabled. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that there are approximately 8,000 permanently disabled veterans in Ohio who meet the service-related disability requirement for tax exemption under the bill.


House Bill 85 has moved to the Ohio Senate for further consideration.

 
 
 
  
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Rep. Green Encourages Constituents To Submit Online Legislative Survey

 
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State Representative Doug Green (R-Mt. Orab) has set up an online legislative survey in an effort to gain feedback from the residents of the 66th Ohio House District regarding a variety of state issues. The survey can be accessed at: http://tinyurl.com/GreenConstituentSurvey