Veterans Disability Benefits in Indiana

As a state rich in culture, diversity, and a warm heartland spirit, Indiana takes immense pride in its veterans who have bravely served our nation. To honor their service and sacrifice, veterans are entitled to a variety of VA benefits.

The U.S. Veterans Affairs (VA) oversees the Veterans Disability program, which is tailored to provide financial support to eligible veterans who became ill or were injured during their active military duty.

About the Veterans Disability Program

Once a disability claim is submitted, the VA evaluates the veteran's condition and determines a disability rating. This rating dictates the amount of monthly compensation a veteran will receive, reflecting the severity of their condition.

For Indiana veterans living with multiple disabilities, each condition is individually assessed and assigned a rating by the VA. These individual ratings are then consolidated according to VA regulations to create a final overall rating.

Eligibility Requirements for Veterans Disability Benefits

To be eligible for VA benefits, veterans must meet several guidelines.

Both of these must be true:

  • You have an existing condition, either physical or mental, that impacts your health, and
  • Your service history includes active duty, active duty for training, or inactive duty training.

And, at least one of the following must be true:

  • You incurred an injury or sickness during your military service that can be connected to your current condition. This is known as an in-service disability claim.

  • An existing injury or illness from before your military service worsened due to your service — called a pre-service disability claim, or
  • You have a disability that is associated with your active-duty service but it only manifested after your service ended. This is known as a post-service disability claim.

Indiana veterans seeking VA disability benefits must have served on active duty and have a service-related disability. The VA assigns disability ratings from 10% to 100%, with the compensation amount dictated by the severity of all combined disabilities.

How to Apply for VA Disability in Indiana

Applying for VA Disability benefits in Indiana can be a smooth process when all your military and medical records are well-organized.

You'll need to compile essential documents such as your military service records (like your DD214 or other separation papers), medical evidence to back up your disability claim (like doctor's reports and treatment records), and any dependency records if you have dependents.

Click here to file a VA Disability claim.

Need help? Call the VA benefits hotline: 800-827-1000

What to Do If Your Indiana VA Claim Is Denied

If your VA disability claim is denied, keep in mind that you have the right to file an appeal.

To start your appeal, file a Notice of Disagreement with the VA. This process must begin within one year from the date the VA mailed the decision.

The appeal process can last from several months to a couple of years, depending on the complexity of the appeal, the chosen appeal process, and the volume of evidence needed for your claim. An attorney or Veterans Service Officer can be a valuable ally during your appeal.

More VA Benefits Available to Indiana Veterans

The VA offers a variety of veterans services in addition to disability benefits. Programs include comprehensive healthcare services, home loan programs, education benefits, and more.

For veterans contemplating homeownership, the VA Home Loans program can be instrumental in securing a home loan. The VA also encourages veterans to further their education and career goals through programs like the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

VA Benefits include:

  • Health Care
  • VA Burial Benefits
  • Veterans Readiness and Employment
  • VetSuccess on Campus
  • Education and Training
  • VA Life Insurance
  • VA Pension
  • Dependents and Survivor Benefits
  • VA Loans

Indiana veterans suffering from health issues related to their military service are urged to apply for Veterans Disability benefits. Alongside other VA support programs, these benefits can significantly enhance the lives of veterans and their families.

Indiana — VA Office Locations

Veterans Benefits Administration

Name Address Phone Number
Indianapolis Regional Office 575 N Pennsylvania St. Indianapolis, IN 46204 800-827-1000

National Cemetery Administration

Name Address Phone Number
New Albany National Cemetery 1943 Ekin Avenue New Albany, IN 47150 502-893-3852
Midwest District 575 North Pennsylvania Street Indianapolis, IN 46204 317-916-3790
Crown Hill Cemetery Confederate Plot 700 West 38th Street Indianapolis, IN 46208 765-674-0284
Crown Hill Columbarium Annex 725 West 42nd Street Indianapolis, IN 46208 317-525-9821
Marion National Cemetery 1700 E 38th St Marion, IN 46953 765-674-0284
Woodlawn Monument Site North 3rd Street and 4th Avenue Terre Haute, IN 47802 Mailing Address: 5063 Camp Butler RD Springfield, IL 62707 217-492-4070

Veterans Health Administration

Name Address Phone Number
New Albany VA Clinic 4347 Security Parkway New Albany, IN 47150 502-287-4100
Scott County VA Clinic 1467 Scott Valley Drive Scottsburg, IN 47170 877-690-1938
Patient Response Center Bldg 402 Lawrence, IN 46216 317-988-1772
Marion VA Medical Center 1700 East 38th Street Marion, IN 46953-4568 765-674-3321
Fort Wayne VA Medical Center 2121 Lake Ave. Fort Wayne, IN 46805 260-426-5431
Marion VA Medical Center 1700 East 38th Street Marion, IN 46953-4589 765-674-3321
Richard L. Roudebush VAMC 1481 W. 10th Street Indianapolis, IN 46202 317-554-0000
Domilciliary 9045 East 59th Indianapolis, IN 46216 317-988-0850
Cold Spring Road VA Clinic 2669 Cold Spring Road Indianapolis, IN 46222 317-988-1866
Indianapolis VA Clinic 777 N Meridian St, Ste 200 Indianapolis, IN 46204-1420 317-464-1408
Monroe County VA Clinic 1332 Arch Haven Avenue Bloomington, IN 47403 Mailing Address: 1332 West Arch Haven Avenue Bloomington, IN 47403 812-349-4406
Terre Haute Mental Health Outpatient Clinic 4612 S. Springhill Jct. Terre Haute, IN 47802 812-232-8325
Vigo County VA Clinic 142 West Honey Creek Parkway Terre Haute, IN 47802-4114
Wakeman VA Clinic 3791 10th Street, Bldg 1010 Edinburgh, IN 46124 Mailing Address: Camp Atterbury, 3791 10th St., Bldg. 1010 Edinburgh, IN 46124 812-348-0300
Bloomington VA Clinic 2100 South Liberty Drive, Suite B Bloomington, IN 47403 Mailing Address: 2100 South Liberty Drive, Suite B Indianapolis, IN 47403 812-336-5723
Hoosier VA Clinic 1496 West Hoosier Boulevard Peru, IN 46970-372 765-472-8907
Indianapolis West VA Clinic 3850 Shore Dr. Suite 203 Indianapolis, IN 46254 317-988-1772
Jackie Walorski VA Clinic 1540 Trinity Place Mishawaka, IN 46545-5006 574-272-9000
Lawrenceburg (Dearborn) Community Based Outpatient Clinic 1600 Flossie Drive Greendale, IN 47025 812-539-2313
Martinsville VA Clinic 2200 John R. Wooden Drive Martinsville, IN 46151 317-988-0120
Muncie VA Clinic 3401 North Morrison Road Muncie, IN 47303-5568 765-254-5602
Richmond Community Based Outpatient Clinic 1010 N. J Street Richmond, IN 47374 765-973-6915
Shelbyville VA Clinic 30 West Rampart St. Shelbyville, IN 46716 317-398-2812
Terre Haute VA Clinic 380 West Honey Creek Drive Terre Haute, IN 47802 812-478-1825
West Lafayette VA Clinic 3851 North River Rd Lafayette, IN 47906
Fort Wayne Vet Center 3810 Coldwater Road Fort Wayne, IN 46805 260-460-1456
Indianapolis Vet Center 6330 West 71st Street Indianapolis, IN 46278 317-423-1680
Crane VA Clinic 300 HIGHWAY 361 Building 2516 Crane, IN 47522-5001 Mailing Address: 1481 W. 10th St. (Crane) Indianapolis, IN 46202
Homeless Team, Veteran Health Indiana 1099 N. Meridian St. Indianapolis, IN 46204 317-988-5284
Indianapolis YMCA VA Clinic 5315 Lafayette Road Indianapolis, IN 46254 Mailing Address: 5315 Lafayette Road Indianapolis, IN 46254 317-974-4000
Adam Benjamin, Jr. OPC 9301 Madison Street Crown Point, IN 46307 219-662-5000
Gary Area Vet Center 107 E. 93rd Ave Crown Point, IN 46307 219-736-5633
South Bend Vet Center 4727 Miami Street South Bend, IN 46614 574-231-8480
Evansville Health Care Center 6211 E. Waterford Blvd. Evansville, IN 47715 812-465-6202
Vincennes Community Based Outpatient Clinic 1813 Willow Street Suite 6A Vincennes, IN 47591 812-882-0894
Evansville Vet Center 1100 N. Burkhardt Rd Evansville, IN 47715 812-473-5993