Sullivan County, Indiana

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Services to the
Assisting You
VA Benefits Federal
VA Pension
Service Connected Disability
Burial Benefits
VA National Call Center
VA Educational Benefits Federal
VA Benefits Indiana
VA Educational Benefits Indiana
Sullivan County Honor Guard
Job Help
Veteran Discounts
How can you help Veterans?


Services to the Community

  • Our office serves the community in many ways.
  • Provides healthcare to veterans and families.
  • Provides educational benefits.
  • VA distributed $9,022,000.00 to Sullivan County in benefits and spendable assets in 2017
  • All the above helps our local communities economy. 

How we can Assist You

When applying for claims with the VA use our free accredited services. We suggest that you do not attempt to file a VA claim by yourself.

Our Veterans Affairs department assists veterans and their families when applying for VA benefits.

  • Provide free accredited services through a veteran’s service organization.
  • Guidance throughout the claims process.
  • Compensation for disabilities in monthly payments
  • Pension (low income monthly payments to qualified veterans or surviving spouses)
  • Healthcare
  • Home Loans

  • Veterans Treatment Court – rehab for non-violent offenders – PTSD, substance abuse etc.
    • Questionnaire is given at the jail intake – “are you a veteran” and to see if veteran is qualified.
    • This program is designed to provide rehabilitation to qualified veterans.

  • Help in acquiring military service records
    • Discharge papers i.e., DD-214
      • It is possible that they are on file in our office or in the Recorders office.
        • Call our office to inquire.
    • Personnel records
    • Medical records
    • If not found - you can make a request or we will be glad to request the records.
      • The link is
        • These records are in St Louis. Some records were lost in the 1973 fire.
      • Provide Name, Date of Birth, Years served, Service Number, Branch of Service

  • FREE Transportation to the Indianapolis VA Medical Centers
    • For Sullivan County Veterans
    • Morning appointments only
    • Call our office to schedule a ride. 812-268-5437

  • How we process things – We strive to help you with your needs.
    • Contact our office by phone, email or personal visit.
    • We will assess your needs and…
      • Provide guidance for veterans and their family’s needs.
      • Provide forms necessary to file a claim with the VA.
      • Provide Free accredited services.
    • Your part of the process
      • Gather information and signatures on the forms.
      • Provide income and medical information or other information as needed.
      • Inform us of any changes in medical or income after the claim is approved.
      • Call us with questions.

VA Benefits Federal

VA Pension

Low Income Basic Pension, Housebound, and Assisted Living Pension Eligibility

  • Tax-free monetary benefit for Veterans or Surviving Spouses
  • Must be a Wartime veteran
  • Must meet income limit requirements. MAPR Maximum Allowable Pension Rate
  • May count unreimbursed medical expenses against income to lower the income
  • Call our office for more information.

Service Connected Disability

  • Tax-free monetary benefit for injury incurred or aggravated during active military service.
  • For information visit Compensation 
  • Call our office for more information

VA Burial Benefits

  • May receive Federal VA burial allowance
  • For eligibility visit Burial Benefits

VA National Call Center: 1-800-827-1000

Follow the prompts for information about

  • Burial
  • Death Pension (for surviving spouse of wartime era veteran)
  • Dependency Indemnity Compensation (for spouse/child of veteran who died under certain conditions)
  • Direct Deposit (set up for the VA to put money in your bank account)
  • Directions to VA Benefits Regional Offices
  • Disability Compensation (for service connected injuries or diseases)
  • Disability Pension (for wartime veteran or surviving spouse of a wartime era veteran)
  • Education
  • Home Loan Guaranty
  • Medical Care
  • Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
  • Check on your claim status

VA Educational Benefits Federal

  • Federal:

VA Benefits Indiana

  • Visit the Indiana Veterans Benefits Site
    • Open link, then scroll down and click on a topic to get more information.
    • Another Source

  • Military Relief Fund:
    • Is available to all veterans that served on active duty during a national conflict or war time period.
    • Provides grants to veterans and their dependent family members who are experiencing financial hardship.
    • Emergency grants may be used by the families for needs such as food, housing, utilities, medical services etc.
    • For questions about the Military Relief Fund call: 317-232-3910‬‬
    • Questions via Email
    • Website link for Military Relief Fund

VA Educational Benefits Indiana


  • Outreach to provide information to veterans at local events.
  • Assisted with the Commissioning of the USS Indiana
  • Assist the Sullivan Honor Guard

Sullivan County Honor Guard – our office assists

  • Consists of members of the American Legion and VFW.
  • Performs Military Honors at veterans funerals
    • Funeral home contacts the Honor Guard if the family desires military services.
  • Performs Duties at patriotic and special events in the county.

Job Help

  • If you are a veteran or dependent of a veteran looking for employment and want IDVA's assistance, please call (844) 480-0009 or email.
  • Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs Job Search Index Link. Links to company websites as well.  

Veteran Discounts

How can you help Veterans?

Join, if eligible:
  • Consider joining a Service Organization
    • They exist to help veterans and their families. Local Posts below.
    • Call to see if you are qualified to join as a veteran, auxiliary, or sons.
      • Sullivan American Legion: 812-268-5937
      • Shelburn American Legion: 812-397-5110
      • Hymera American Legion: 812-383-9280
      • Dugger American Legion: 812-699-1949
      • Sullivan Veterans of Foreign Wars: 812-268-6296

Contact Us

Roger Lewis,
County Veterans Service Officer
Veterans Affairs Office
100 Courthouse Sq
Sullivan, IN 47882
Get Directions
  • Phone: (812) 268-5437
  • Fax: (812) 268-6508
  • Staff Directory
  • M - F 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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