Letters for State Benefit Applications
Applications completed by CVSOs should be accompanied by the appropriate letter when returned to the veteran. This is to ensure the veteran has the notification of eligibility or the reason they are not eligible for the benefit. This also contains additional information for the next step to obtain the benefit and/or other information pertinent to the benefit. CVSOs please feel free to put your contact information on these letters so your veterans can contact you directly with questions or concerns.
CVSOs please feel free to download these letters and add your office contact information:
Property Tax Deduction Eligible
Property Tax Deduction NOT Eligible
Disabled Hoosier Veteran License Plate Eligible
Doctor Letter for DHV Plate (if needed)
Purple Heart License Plate Eligible
EX POW License Plate Eligible
Specialty License Plate NOT Eligible (PH, DHV, or EX POW)
Annual CVSO Training:
In lieu of an in-person meeting IDVA will host a virtal meeting via WebEx with the CVSOs 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. break for lunch and resume 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 18.
Below are the refence sheets for state benefits that will be covered during this meeting:
We will also have a VARO update and time for the Indiana Veteran Service Officer Association Meeting.
Below are the presentations and information from the 2020 training session:
CVSO OUTREACH DIVISION Power Point Training 2020
Below are the presentations and information from the 2019 training session:
Appeals Modernization Act
Asbestos Claim Development
VA Regional Office
Vocational Rehabilitation and Education
CapTel Phones for the hearing impaired flyer
Department of Work Force Development flyer
VA MR21 (Asbestos Brief)
MR21 Key (Changes)
Developing Claims for Asbestos Related Disease MR21
Below are the slide presentations from the July 2018 training session:
CRSC and CRDP
Death and Burial Benefits
Debt management Center
Ethics and Discharges
National Guard and Reserves
Pension and DIC Benefits
Special Monthly Compensation
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
NEW SERVICE OFFICER TRAINING & ACCREDITATION INFORMATION
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.
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 www.nacvso.org, 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 https://scholartrack.che.in.gov 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
COMP & PEN Recipients 2013
COMP & PEN Recipients 2014
COMP & PEN Recipients 2015
COMP & PEN Recipients 2016
COMP & PEN Recipients 2017
COMP & PEN Recipients 2018
COMP & PEN Recipients 2019 (Not released as of Sep 10, 2020)
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
- NATIONAL ARCHIVES WEB PAGE FOR VSOs
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 e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org
IDVA Fax number: 317-232-7721