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Property Tax Information for Veterans

INFORMATION FOR VETERANS

You are eligible for benefits under the provisions of Chapter 7, Section 7-37-5 of the Property Tax Code of 1978, as amended by Chapter 6 of 2012 if:

You have been honorably separated from military service of the United States.

AND

Served continuously for a period of 90 or more days.
If discharged with less than 90 days service, such discharge must have been as a result of service incurred disability.

OR

Served in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps in the capacity of a commissioned officer while on active duty in defense of the United States.

OR

You have been honorably discharged from service in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Coast Guard Reserves or Air National Guard with a minimum of six years of continuous service.

AND

You are a legal resident of the State of New Mexico.
Your benefits are forfeited upon becoming a resident of another state.

 

INFORMATION FOR UN-REMARRIED SPOUSES OF VETERANS
You are entitled to the above benefits if you are the un-remarried surviving spouse of a veteran who served under the conditions outlined in the information shown above or if you are an un-remarried widow or widower of a veteran who died in service under the conditions cited above, and you are a legal resident of the state of New Mexico.

 

TO APPLY

 

MAIL COMPLETED APPLICATIONS TO:
NEW MEXICO DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS SERVICES
PO BOX 2324
SANTA FE, NM 87504-2324

 

Veterans: Completed applications must be forwarded, together with proof of residency and a copy of:
DD 214 (Report of Separation) for veterans or Reserve members
NOB 22 for National Guard members
NOAA form 56-16 for Commissioned Officers discharged from NOAA
PHS form 1867 for Uniformed Officers discharged from PHS
or equivalent Department of Defense document

Widows: Completed applications must be forwarded, together with proof of residency, a copy of the death certificate and a copy of:
DD 214 for veterans
NGB 22 for National Guard members
NOAA 56-16 for Commissioned Officers discharged from NOAA
PHS for 1867 for Uniformed Officers discharged from PHS
or equivalent Department of Defense document

Any Department of Defense document which is submitted in lieu of a DD 214 which does not verify dates and length of service will not be accepted.

It is the policy of the Department of Veterans Services to only accept one of the following as proof of residency:
1. Copy of voters registration
2. Latest copy of the NM income tax return
3. A copy of your current NM Drivers License or ID
4. Two notarized statements from individuals who will verify residency

 

Click here for: Veterans Eligibility Information and Instructions for Application

Click here for: Veterans or Disabled Veterans Application Form

Click here for: Veterans Spouse Application Form

Click here for: Loss of Veterans Certificate Form

PENALTY

The Department may cancel any certificate of eligibility heretofore issued when it shall, after hearing upon written notice, shall determine that any material statement in the application is false, Section 7- 38-17H of the law provides a penalty, which states in part as follows: "any person,, intentionally claiming and receiving the benefit of an exemption to which he is not entitled ... is guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not more than one-thou and dollars ($1,000.00)",