Homestead exemption extended to remarried spouses of veterans

A bill that allows a veteran’s surviving spouse to retain his or her homestead exemption after remarrying was passed by the Legislature April 12.

Under current state law, surviving spouses of veterans who died on active duty or were honorably discharged and drew disability compensation are eligible to retain the veterans’ homestead exemption only if they do not remarry.

LB683, introduced by Omaha Sen. Joni Craighead, allows a surviving spouse to retain the exemption if he or she remarries after age 57.

The bill passed 47-0.

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