Easing the Financial Burden for Veterans and Their Families
Transitioning out of the military isn’t easy, and sometimes a little extra financial support can help you reach your goals. Indiana has many excellent financial incentives for veterans to help you and your family thrive in the Hoosier state.
The Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs assists Hoosier veterans by giving them every advantage possible. The department works with a network of county veteran service officers who are here to help you at no cost.
College Tuition for Children of Disabled Veterans
Free or discounted college tuition is available for children of disabled veterans who joined the military while living in Indiana or who have lived in the state for at least five years before using the benefit.
College Tuition for Children of Purple Heart Recipients
Children of veterans can also get free or discounted college tuition if their parent(s) entered active duty while living in Indiana and received the Purple Heart medal, or who have lived in the state for at least five years before using the benefit.
Tax Free Military Pensions and Pay
Starting in tax year 2022 military retired pay is now exempt from Indiana Income tax.
Property Tax Deductions
Many veterans are eligible for property tax deductions. The amount of the deduction depends on a number of criteria, including disability status, wartime service, and property value.
Hunting and Fishing Licenses
Hoosier veterans who received a service-connected disability rating can purchase hunting and fishing licenses at a reduced rate.
National Vet Help assists veterans (nationwide) in the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims for VA disability and caregiver benefits. Their law firm is owned and operated by a VA accredited attorney who is a U.S. Navy Gulf War Veteran, duly admitted before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, and a sustaining member of the National Organization for Veterans Advocates (NOVA). National Vet Help works closely with its network of private doctors and vocational experts to help veterans maximize their earned benefits.
NVH can help you file your claim for VA Disability Compensation and follow up with you once you get a decision from the VA.
Appeals at VA
If your claim is denied (or you receive a low rating) contact NVH to review your case.
They can help you determine whether you qualify for an increased rating.
Dependency & Indemnity Compensation (DIC)/Survivor Benefits
This monthly benefit of $1,357.56 is for a survivor of a veteran whose death was caused by their time in service or from one of their service-connected impairments.
Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU)
Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU) is a benefit for veterans who are unable to work (at a substantial gainful level) due to their service-connected impairments.
We have partnered with BMO Harris to offer financial classes as a resource to Veterans in Indiana. The short lessons found here will equip you with the know-how you need to achieve your most significant financial goals and create a stable financial future for you and your family.