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Indiana Department of Veterans' Affairs

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. Read More >>

Click the link below to catch up on the latest Hoosier Veteran - IDVA eNewsletter

Latest Headlines & Events

Hosted by Jesse Brown VA Medical Center
Woodland Park
2100 Willowcreek Road
Portage, Indiana  Click HERE for a map
September 7, 2016 5:00 PM
Click HERE to view Flyer


2016 Annual Mental Health Summit 
The 2016 Annual Mental Health Summit will be held on Wednesday, September 7th at the Mirro Center in Ft. Wayne. The invitation and registration links below provide more details about the format of the day. As you read through these materials, you will see that this year the Mental Health Summit is covering a range of topics presented by VA and community presenters.

Click here for the INVITATION

Click here for the REGISTRATION:

If you wish to attend the Mental Health Summit, please complete the this registration. Once you complete the registration, please click on the submit button and it will automatically email your response.  Your submission is requested no later than August 26th.  Included in the invitation attachment is a map highlighting nearby restaurant locations which can be utilized for the lunch break.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:
Phil Suman, LCSW
Assistant Chief, Mental Health Service
VA Northern Indiana Health Care System
Fort Wayne Annex
2500 East State Boulevard
(800) 360-8387 extension 72116

NiVonne Thompson, LCSW, PhD, HSPP
Supervisory Psychologist
VA Northern Indiana Health Care System
Fort Wayne Annex
2500 East State Boulevard
(800) 360-8387 extension 71106

Thank you for your interest and support of the 4th Annual Mental Health Summit.  We look forward to seeing you there.


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 website. Click HERE to view the language 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.


Casualties of the Global War on Terror:

The official website 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