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Summary of the District of Columbia Military and Veterans Benefits: The District of Columbia offers special benefits for its military Service members and Veterans including property tax exemptions, District employment preferences, education and tuition assistance and vehicle tags. Eligibility for some benefits may depend on residency, military component and Veteran disability status.

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District of Columbia Military and Veterans Benefits Highlights and Eligibility


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What are my District of Columbia Military and Veterans Tax Benefits?

District of Columbia Retired Military Pay Income Taxes : ( DC Code 47-1803.02(a)(2)(N)(i) ) Up to $3,000 of military retirement pay is exempt from District Individual Income Tax for individuals 62 or older.

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District of Columbia Taxes on U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Military Disability Retired Pay: Military Disability Retirement Pay received as a pension, annuity or similar allowance for personal injury or sickness resulting from active service in the Armed Forces should not be included in taxable income if any of the following conditions apply:

  • You were entitled to receive a disability payment before September 25, 1975;

  • You were a member of the military (active or reserves) or were under a binding written commitment to become a member on September 24, 1975;

  • You receive disability payments for a combat-related injury. This is a personal injury or sickness that:

    • Resulted directly from armed conflict,

    • Took place while you were engaged in extra-hazardous service,

    • Took place under conditions simulating, including training exercises such as maneuvers, or

    • Was caused by an instrumentality of war.

  • You would be entitled to receive disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) if you filed an application for it (the exclusion under this condition equals the amount you would be entitled to from the VA).

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District of Columbia Taxes on U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Disability Dependency and Indemnity Compensation: Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) is a tax-free monetary benefit paid to eligible survivors of military Service members who died in the line of duty or eligible survivors of Veterans whose death resulted from a service-related injury or disease.

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Military Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP)/ Reserve Component Survivor Benefit Plan (RCSBP)/ Retired Serviceman’s Family Protection Plan