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ANNUAL CVSO TRAINING 2016
Thanks to everyone who attended our annual CVSO training.  From the comments I received it sounds like we have selected a good place to hold our training.  Below are the training slides from the training session.

2016 State Approving Agency Briefing    
2016 VARO Director Briefing 
2016 VocREHAB Briefing
2016 Vet Center Briefing
2016 Pension Briefing
2016 Hospice Briefing
2016 Appeals Process within the VARO


NEW SERVICE OFFICER ORIENTATIONS & ACCREDITATION INFORMATION

Please call Tim or Phil at the IDVA office at 317-232-3910 to schedule your orientation date and get instructions for parking in the Government Center Garage.  New Service Officers should schedule their Orientation with IDVA within the first 30 days of their hire date. All new service officer orientations will be conduct at the IDVA office located at 302 W Washington Street room E120 , Indianapolis, IN  46204.   Click here for a map.    Also, begin the review of  the Training, Responsibility, Involvement and Preparation of Claims training chapters (T.R.I.P.) by clicking HERE . Once you have reviewed this material you will need to email Kyle Schmidt at the VA Regional office kyle.e.schmidt@va.gov  with your name, County, and the date you completed the review to get a training certificate. This certificate will need to accompany your application for accreditation.

Instructions for American Legion Accreditation

American Legion Accreditation Application

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

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

The National Service Director (NSD) has resigned to take a job with the USDVA.  The NACVSO President and 1st Vice are currently searching for a new National Service Director to fill this position.
Until this position is filled please send NACVSO Accreditation applications, CEU forms, and Cross Accreditation applications to;

Jim Golgart jgolgart@co.le-sueur.mn.us OR 
Ed Zackery ezackery@medinacountyveterans.org 

Quick Reference Sheet for State Benefits Application instructions with Links to the Indiana Code click HERE

VET APPEALS EXPERIENCE Presentation

CVSO Cover Letters for State Benefits Applications
These are to be given to the veteran upon completion of state benefit applications.  CVSOs will need to add their office contact information and signature block at the bottom.
DHV Plate Approval Letter
PH Plate Approval Letter
Veteran Plate Denial Letter
Property Tax Eligible Letter
Property Tax NOT Eligible Letter
 

CVSOs should send ALL Tuition and Fee Exemption applications to IDVA for processing.

Survivor Benefit Plan Presentation click HERE to View

Download the Geographic Distribution of Expenditure Reports Below

GDX 2013
GDX 2014
GDX 2015 Report will be available some time in April or May of 2016
 

     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 Compatibility Instructions for Internet Explorer 9

  

       LOG On to VetraSpec
 

CVSO Instructions for D2D claims through American Legion POA
The American Legion is the only VSO currently processing D2D claims through VetraSpec.
 

          ANNUAL CVSO TRAINING SLIDES June 2015

STATE BENEFITS

APPEALS

D2D SEP Overview

INDIVIDUAL UNEMPLOYABILITY (IU)

PRESUMPTIVE CONDITIONS

SECONDARY CONDITIONS

PIV CARD INSTRUCTIONS

OPERATION S.A.V.E.

INTENT TO FILE FACT SHEET

CENTRALIZED MAIL FAXING SHEET

 Office of General Counsel (OGC) accreditation search      
        

 

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

NATIONAL ARCHIVES WEB PAGE FOR VSOs

OEF OIF Honor Roll

CVSOs If you have something you would like to add to this section please email it to tdyke@dva.in.gov or mavincent@dva.in.gov

 IDVA Fax number: 317-232-7721