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Indiana Department of Veterans' Affairs


Welcome to the Indiana Department of Veterans' Affairs
Since its establishment in 1945, the Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA) has remained focused on aiding and assisting "Hoosier" veterans, and qualified family members or survivors, who are eligible for benefits or advantages provided by Indiana and the U.S. government.


Click HERE for the latest IDVA News Update from Director Jim Brown

Latest Headlines & Events

HB 1359  Effective July 1, 2016
The hiring age for 20-year veterans of the armed forces as public safety officers in the 1977 Fund has been waived. The maximum age is 40 and 6 months as a police officer or firefighter. After June 30, 2018, age 70 will become the mandatory retirement age.  To view  Enrolled House Bill 1359 on the Indiana General Assembly web page,
Click HERE to view the verbage in the Indiana Code click on Bill Versions then, in the left column, select 4. Enrolled House Bill (H) then scroll to Chapter 4.7.

IDVA COMMISSION MEETINGS are also posted on our Calendar page. Next meeting:July, 8 2016 9:00AM Indiana Government Conference Center Conference room TBA.

Homes for Good Initiative
Please see the Press Release for more information regarding partners and contacts
Click HERE to view Press Release

                                                SAVE THE DATE

                               Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs

                                   COMMUNITY OUTREACH EVENTS

   APR 28   EVANSVILLE             CK Newsome Community Center
   MAY 4     BLOOMINGTON        Bloomington Convention Center
   MAY 9     MUNCIE                     Unity Center 515 E. 9th St.
   MAY 10   MARION                     Grant County YMCA
   MAY 17   JEFFERSONVILLE    Nachand Field House
   MAY 19   FORT WAYNE            Trine University- Fort Wayne Reg. Campus
   JUN  8     LAFAYETTE        Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds / Home Ec Bldg.
   JUN 15    GARY                         Ivy Tech University 1440 E 35th Ave.
   JUN 22    INDIANAPOLIS          38th Division Armory, 3912 W. Minnesota St.
                                        Click on the above locations for a map

                                           Start time is 10am -2pm


FREE EVENT includes:

*Employers ready to hire          *Colleges          *Care

*Your Local CVSO          *Benefits          * Woman Veteran Coordinator

* State Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs          *and more

2016 Women Veteran Conference
Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Enter the main gate from 16th street)

 April 15, 2016 9:00am - 4:00pm
Free lunch, massages, makeovers, a great line of speakers, and much more!
You can register on line HERE or call 317-232-3910
If you have your DD214 please bring it with you to the conference.
If you are a vendor please do not register on line.  Call the number above.

Laura McKee
Women Veteran Coordinator
Office Phone: 317-232-3910


In an effort to continue to serving Hoosier veterans in the most effective manner possible, the IDVA recently underwent a third-party review of current operations. The findings and recommendations of the third-party are their own.  While the IDVA is not obligated by any items within the report, the agency will give consideration to these recommendations in mapping future operations. Findings and recommendations of the third-party may be found here


Casualties of the Global War on Terror:

The official web site for the Global War on Terror casualties from Indiana can be located at:

The State of Indiana is a member of the Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission (MIC3). For more information go to