Honorable discharge papers due The City/Town Clerk’s Office reminds all Shelton Veterans who served in the Armed Forces of the U.S. during wartime, or who have a disability rating from the Veterans’ Administration, to file their Honorable Discharge Papers with their office on or before Wednesday, September 30, 2015, in order to warrant qualification for a Veteran Exemption. If the papers are already on file, they need not be resubmitted. When all requirements under State Law are satisfied, the veteran is eligible for a $3,000 exemption, or greater for those with a disability rating, which is applied to the assessed value of property. According to William Gaffney, Assessor, there are additional programs available. A veteran whose adjusted gross income, plus Social Security, for the calendar year 2014, is less than $42,200 if married, or $34,600 if single, is eligible to file for an additional state and local program. Proof of income must accompany the applicant. Applications have been taken by the Assessor’s Office, City Hall, since February, and will continue to be accepted until Oct. 1. Any disabled veteran, who received the Statement Form Benefit Payment Record, V A Form 20-5455, from the Department of Veteran Affairs, and has never submitted it to the Shelton Assessor’s Office, is to do so by September 30, 2015, in order to receive the disability exemption. Annual submission of VA Form 20- 5455 is no longer required, unless the percentage of disability has changed. Under a Municipal Ordinance, passed by the Board of Aldermen in 1991, a disabled veteran, who owns a motor vehicle that is specially equipped for the purpose of adapting its use to the disability of the veteran, is entitled to total exemption from taxes on the vehicle. Upon application of claim, documentary evidence is to be presented that the vehicle is specially equipped. Annual application is required. Forms are available at the Assessor’s Office, and are being accepted until Wednesday, Sept. 30. For more information on veterans’ exemptions, call the Assessor’s Office at 203-924-1555 Ext 1365, Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M..