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.
Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs
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 Recipient
Children of veterans can also get free or discounted college tuition if their parent entered active duty while living in Indiana and received the Purple Heart medal.
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.
Honor Our Vets
The Honor Our Vets homebuyer program offered by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) is designed to welcome qualified veterans to the state with relocation assistance. This program is the most affordable way for veterans to buy a home and can include up to $5,000 in incentives to be used toward relocation, closing costs, down payments, and other expenses associated with purchasing a home. Honor Our Vets can also help veterans secure a VA home loan with favorable terms.
Here are the key requirements to be considered for the $5,000 relocation assistance:
- Your employer must be registered with INvets. You can see a list of our employee partners here.
- You must have an INvets profile, and employers must find you using our database.
- You must be relocating from outside Indiana.
- Your employer must have a relocation policy in place offering up to $5,000 in assistance to veterans who are relocating.