This Nov. 2, the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia will have the opportunity to make history by helping those disabled veterans who, because of their service to our country, have been determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs to be 100 percent disabled.
On this year’s ballot there will be a change to the Constitution of Virginia to be voted on which will exempt these 100 percent disabled veterans from real estate tax on the home they and their family reside in. As of this writing there are 7,358 100 percent disabled veterans in the commonwealth. The best estimate is that only up to 4,200 100 percent disabled veterans own their homes.
Will this legislation allow more 100 percent disabled veterans to be able to own their own home? Maybe. But will it make it easier for those who do? The answer is Yes. Because of their 100 percent disability rating, their ability to secure employment is...
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