Indiana State Veteran’s Benefits

The state of Indiana provides several veteran benefits. This section offers a brief description of some of the following benefits.

  • Housing Benefits
  • Financial Assistance Benefits
  • Employment Benefits
  • Education Benefits
  • Other State Veteran Benefits

Indiana Veteran Housing Programs

The Veterans Home
The Indiana Veterans Home in West Lafayette provides nursing and domiciliary care for any Hoosier Veteran with at least one day of wartime service. To qualify you must have been a resident of Indiana for at least three years. The Home is open to both veterans and their spouses.

Learn more about the Indiana Veterans Home

The Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Children’s Home
The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Children’s Home, located in Knightstown, provides for the care and education of the children of veterans and members of the active Armed Forces. There are entrance provisions for other relatives of veterans if space is available at the Home.

Learn more about the Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Children’s Home

Indiana Financial Assistance Benefits

Property Tax Abatements
Property tax deductions are available to disabled Hoosier Veterans under the following conditions:

  1. A $12,480 dollar deduction is available to veterans who:
    1. Served at least 90 days of honorable service.
    2. Are totally disabled (not necessarily service-connected but the disability must be evidenced by a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs pension certificate).
    3. Are at least 62 years old and 10% service-connected disabled.

Note: This deduction is not available if the assessed value of the real property owned by the veteran is in excess of $113,000.

  1. A $24,960 tax deduction is available for veterans who:
    1. Served honorably in the Armed Forces during any period of wartime.
    2. Are at least 10% service-connected disabled.
  2. A $37,440 tax deduction is available for any veteran who:
    1. a. Served honorably during any period of wartime.
    2. b. Is 100% service connected-disabled.
    3. c. Is at least 62 years of age with at least a 10% service-connected disability.

Learn more about Property Tax Abatements

Indiana Employment Benefits

Employment Assistance
With funding from the U.S. Department of Labor, Veterans’ Employment and Training Service, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development provides services to Hoosier Veterans. Through the Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Program (DVOP), and the Local Veterans’ Employment Representative (LVER) Program, Workforce Development Offices throughout the State are equipped to assist Hoosier Veterans with their transition from the service to civilian life. The DVOPs specialize in tailored training and job placement opportunities for veterans with service-connected disabilities. LVERs coordinate services provided veterans including counseling, testing, and identifying training and employment opportunities.

Learn more about Employment Assistance

These are just some of the services available to those who have so graciously served our country.  We will continue this article on more of the services available tomorrow.

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