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Indiana Department of Veterans' Affairs

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     USDVA "New Way" To file website  Posted March 26, 2015  
     PPT Slide deck from April 1st VARO Training and Conference call (this is in pdf format)

       VBMS Sorting and Compatability Inistructions for Internet Explorer 9

     VA Home Loan Center Web site
     Note: This is not a VA.GOV web site and the company is a private business with information on VA Home Loans associated with the USDVA home Loan Guaranty.
     The USDVA does not offer home loans.  the loans are provided by private lenders. The USDVA guarantees a portion of the loan, enabling the lender to provide the veteran with more favorable terms .
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         June 23 & 24, 2015
         Marine Barracks INDY
         550 South Audubon Road, Indianapolis, IN 46219  MAP
        The Baymont Inn & Suites has rooms blocked off for IDVA located at;
         1540 Brookville Crossing Way, Indianapolis, IN  Call 317-322-2000 for reservations
         $69/ night Free Wi-Fi and Hot Breakfast
         Training Schedule to be posted early Spring.   
Hotel to Marine Barracks MAP

     List of Indiana CVSOs as of April 20, 2015

Becoming Accredited through the NACVSO
Contacts and other information in the accreditation process are below.

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATLEY; Please send your Continuing Education Units (CEU) forms and Accreditation requests to (610) 898-7408 (FAX).

For complete details on what your need to submit for accreditation visit the NACVSO web site at,  log in, and click on NSD & Accreditation link listed under Site Content.

The National Service Director (NSD) is Rich Dumancas

Berks County VA
Attn: Rich Dumancas
726 Cherry Street
Reading, PA 19602

 For  Training Responsibility in Preparation of Claims (TRIP) Training review the chapters on this web page TRIP TRAINING . Once completed, email  with the date of completion, and county you work in to receive a TRIP training certificate.

Continuing Education Units Form  This must be completed by accredited CVSOs and submitted annually to maintain accreditation.

Reimbursement for accreditation training and computer/software/VetraSpec user account

Grant Application for reimbursement of CVSO training expenses ($500 Maximum)

Grant Application for reimbursement of CVSO Computer, software, or claims management user account ($1200 Maximum)

Handy Information and Links

USDVA Information Videos

USDVA Claims Reports

National Resource Directory

Service Officer Code of Ethics

 eBenefits 101

Federal Benefits for Veterans Dependents and Survivors 2013 Edition

County Recorders list for Indiana

Latest version of VA Form 526EZ

Search VA Forms Website


OEF OIF Honor Roll

CVSOs If you have something you would like to add to this section please email it to or

 IDVA Fax number: 317-232-7721