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Annual CVSO Training:
We have started planning for the 2019 CVSO training.  Dates and times will be announced when we have secured a location.


Indiana Fiduciary Field Examiners by County List Click HERE

Below are the slide presentations from the July 2018 training session.

Death and Burial Benefits
Debt management Center
Enviromental Exposures
Ethics and Discharges
Gulf War
Individual Unemployability
National Guard and Reserves
Pension and DIC Benefits
Sensitivity Training
Special Monthly Compensation
State Benefits
VARO 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


If you are a new service officer you may contact your District Service Officer (DSO) to set up a time to meet and begin your training.  If you do not yet know who your DSO is please contact Tim or Phil at the IDVA main office at 317-232-3910.  One of the first things you will need to do is self enroll and begin T.R.I.P Training. Your District Service Officer will assist you as you progress through this training as needed and assist you in applying for Service Organization Accreditation after you complete and pass the final examination.

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

You can 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 through the NACVSO and cross accreditation with the AMVETS, DAV, or the  MOPH visit the NACVSO web site at,  log in, and click on NSD & Accreditation link listed under Site Content. In order to obtain NACVSO accreditation you must be a member, attend the training seminar, and pass the examination.

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 Expenditures Reports Below

GDX 2013
GDX 2014
GDX 2015
GDX 2016
GDX 2017


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

           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.

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

Search VA Forms Website


 Office of General Counsel (OGC) accreditation search      

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