Indiana Benefits at a Glance Content
STATE BENEFITSFor Benefits offered by the State of Indiana to Indiana veterans and their eligible family members residing in Indiana.
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Military Family Relief Fund Standard Application
Provides grants up to $2,500 for qualified veterans whose current hardship is a result of their military service.
Military Family Relief Fund COVID-19 Special Application
Provides grants up to $2,500 for qualified veterans whose current hardship is a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Removes the service dates and military connectedness from the original Military Family Relief Fund program. Must provide documented proof of COVID-19 impact, typically through an email or letter from the veteran’s place of employment on official letterhead.
Disabled Hoosier Veteran License Plate
For veterans with a service-connected disability rating of at least 30% for mobility issues, or for veterans that cannot walk without pain as a result of a service-connected disability, with physician verification.
Tuition and Fee Exemption for Children of Disabled Veterans, Children of Purple Heart Recipients, and Children of POWs
Remission of tuition and fees for children of disabled veterans (at least 0% service-connected) who served during a period of war or participated in equally hazardous duty, or the children of Purple Heart Recipients, or the children of prisoners of war. May only be used at approved state-sponsored universities for up to 124 credits.
Tuition and Fee Exemption for Purple Heart Recipients
Recipients of the Purple Heart are eligible to receive a tuition and fee exemption at state-sponsored schools for up to 120 credits.
High School Diploma for WWI, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam War Veterans
No cost high school diploma for war veterans that left school to join military.
Hoosier Women Veterans Program
Hoosier Women Veteran Coordinator maintains a database of women veterans. Sends welcome packets to new or recently discharged veterans. Holds conferences around the state. Conducts outreach and coordination year-round.
Indiana Veterans Memorial and State Soldiers Home Cemeteries
Free burial for veterans and their spouses with perpetual care. Located in Madison, Indiana and Lafayette, Indiana respectively.
Indiana Veterans Home – Medical Care
Medical service for qualified veterans.
Indiana Veterans Home – Residential Housing
Housing and perpetual care for qualified service members and their spouses.
Peddlers, Vendors, or Hawkers License
Free license for honorably discharged veterans.
Property Tax Deduction for Veterans and Spouses of KIA
$14,000 deduction for veterans that served during peace time or the surviving spouse of a service member that was killed in action or died during active duty. Veteran must be totally disabled or must be 62 years old with a 10% service-connected disability rating. There is an assessed value limit of $200,000.
Property Tax Deduction for Wartime Veterans
$24,960 deduction for wartime veterans with at least a 10% service-connected disability rating. There is no assessed value limit for this benefit.
Property Tax Combination for Certain Disabled Wartime Veterans
A veteran who served during a period of war and is at least 62 years old with a 10% service-connected disability rating OR has a permanent and total service-connected disability rating at any age AND whose home’s assessed value is $200,000 or less, can receive both property tax deductions for a total of $38,960.
Residential Veteran Hunting and Fishing License
Reduced fee for veterans with a service-connected disability rating.
FOR LIST OF FEDERAL BENEFITS, VISIT VA.GOV.
** If you need to new retired military ID card for yourself or dependents, you must go to a DEERS (Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System)/RAPIDS (Real-time Automated Personnel Identification System) site to be issued the card. For a list of sites and their contact information, CLICK HERE.
** If you are enrolled in VA Healthcare and need a Veteran Healthcare ID card, you must visit a VA medical facility and request one.
** If you are seeking a General Veteran ID card, you must apply online at https://www.va.gov/records/get-veteran-id-cards/vic/.