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Annual CVSO Training:
July 9, 10, and 11 2018 at the Atterbury Conference Center.
Sign in will begin at 9:00 and we will start training at 10:00. A catered lunch is being planned for the first day. 
Click HERE for the Meeting Letter to provide for your County Officials


Indiana Fiduciary Field Examiners by County List Click HERE

FALL MEETING 2017 Presentations
Appeals Modernization Fact Sheet
Decision Ready Claims (DRC) Fact Sheet
VARO Briefing
AgrAbility Presentation

Below are the slide presentations from the June 2017 training session.

Fully Developed Claim
Gulf War Compensation
Legal Services
Serving the Women Veteran Community
Traumatic Brain Injury
Suicide Prevention
IDVA State Benefit Presentation
VARO Director Briefing 
VARO Fiduciary Briefing
VARO Veteran Service Center Briefing

Handouts and other useful information

Camp Lejeune Water Presumtive Questions
Debt Collection Waiver Questionnaire 
Denial/Notice of Disagreement Intake Form
Dependency Indemnity Compensation Intake Form 
Agent Orange Exposure Questionnaire
Ionizing Radiation Exposure Questionnaire  
Gulf War Presumtive Illnesses 
Pension Intake Form
Service Connected Compensation Questionnaire
When to order an exam for hearing loss


Please call Tim or Phil at the IDVA office at 317-232-3910 to schedule your orientation date and get instructions for parking in the Government Center Garage.  New Service Officers should schedule their Orientation with IDVA within the first 30 days of their hire date. All new service officer orientations will be conduct at the IDVA office located at 302 W Washington Street room E120 , Indianapolis, IN  46204.   Click here for a map.  We can validate your parking if you park in the State parking garage on Missouri Street. Please enter in garage #1 and take a ticket.  Bring the ticket in the IDVA so we can validate your parking. Click Here for street view

NEW T.R.I.P. Training is HERE  This is required for accreditation and should be taken by all CVSOs annually.

You can now self register for Training Responsibility in Preparation of Claims (T.R.I.P) Training by clicking HERE
You can also use the same link to log on to continue the training once you have registered.


  •    You must complete all the modules and pass with a score of 80% or greater
  •    You have three attempts to pass the final comprehensive assessment. 
  •    After the third attempt you will need to be unlocked to retake the assessment

    To print the certificate of completion, go to completed courses and there is a button for the certificate on the Final Assessment lesson.

    The system will generate the certificate and you will then click on the link and download it to your computer. Once it is downloaded, you can open the file and print it.

Instructions for American Legion Accreditation

American Legion Accreditation Application

Contacts and other information in the accreditation process are below.

For complete details on what your need to submit for accreditation visit the NACVSO web site at,  log in, and click on NSD & Accreditation link listed under Site Content.

The National Service Director (NSD) has resigned to take a job with the USDVA.  The NACVSO President and 1st Vice are currently searching for a new National Service Director to fill this position.
Until this position is filled please send NACVSO Accreditation applications, CEU forms, and Cross Accreditation applications to;

Jim Golgart OR 
Ed Zackery 

Quick Reference Sheet for State Benefits Application instructions with Links to the Indiana Code click HERE



CVSOs please inform applicants applying for Tuition and Fee Exemption to apply on line using Scholar Track. Students can create an account and an apply at after November 1, 2017 IDVA will no longer accept paper applications.  Applicants must upload proof of relationship to the veteran (birth Certificate OR adoption paperwork).  If available, also upload the DIscharge DD214 AND the award of service connected disability rating from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. If these documents are not available, IDVA will request this information from the VA Regional Office in Indianapolis.  Please note the VA does not always list each period of active duty service and this request may take a week or more to process.

Survivor Benefit Plan Presentation click HERE to View

Download the Geographic Distribution of Expenditure Reports Below

GDX 2013
GDX 2014
GDX 2015
GDX 2016
GDX 2017 (to be posted when released)


COMP & PEN Recipients 2013
COMP & PEN Recipients 2014
COMP & PEN Recipients 2015
COMP & PEN Recipients 2016
COMP & PEN Recipients 2017

     USDVA "New Way" To file website  Posted March 26, 2015  
     PPT Slide deck from April 1st VARO Training and Conference call (this is in pdf format)

       VBMS Sorting and Compatibility Instructions for Internet Explorer 9


       LOG On to VetraSpec

CVSO Instructions for D2D claims through American Legion POA
The American Legion is the only VSO currently processing D2D claims through VetraSpec.




D2D SEP Overview








 Office of General Counsel (OGC) accreditation search      


Reimbursement for accreditation training and computer/software/VetraSpec user account
  • Grant Application for reimbursement of CVSO Computer, software, or claims management user account ($1200 Maximum)

Handy Information and Links

USDVA Information Videos

USDVA Claims Reports

National Resource Directory

Service Officer Code of Ethics

 eBenefits 101

Federal Benefits for Veterans Dependents and Survivors 2013 Edition

County Recorders list for Indiana

Latest version of VA Form 526EZ

Search VA Forms Website


OEF OIF Honor Roll

CVSOs If you have something you would like to add to this section please email it to or

 IDVA Fax number: 317-232-7721