Veteran Service Officer
Veterans Service Office
440 Third Street, Suite 205 • Columbus, IN 47201
Phone 812-379-1540 • Fax 812-375-5444
Office Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The mission of the Bartholomew County Veteran Service Office is to assist and help Veterans and/or their family members. To help qualify you by filling out and submit the appropriate paper work for compensation and/or pension claims with the Regional Veterans Affairs Office in Indianapolis, Indiana. You will be treated with compassion, dignity and respect in recognition of your sacrifice and service to our Nation.
AMVETS Post 509
|American Legion Post 24
2515 25th St
Columbus, IN 47201
|VFW Post 1987
215 N. National Road
Columbus, IN 47201
***New for Veterans***
Beginning in March 2014, most Veterans will no longer be required to complete the annual financial assessment known as a Means Test. Instead, VA will receive income information from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Social Security Administration (SSA), and will contact the Veterans only if the information received indicates a change in their VA health benefits may be appropriate. However, Veterans who are eligible for enrollment only because their income is below an established threshold will be required to complete a means test when applying for VA health care enrollment.
If at any time the Veteran’s financial status changes, the Veteran may submit an updated financial assessment. VA encourages Veterans to continue to report changes in their income information as well as their personal information, such as address, phone numbers, dependents, next of kin, and health insurance.
*** Operation Hire A Hoosier Vet
Military & Veteran Career Fair
Indiana's Largest Employment Event; Specifically for Servicemembers and Veterans.
Up to 200 ACTIVELY HIRING Employers
April 16th 10am - 3pm
Indiana State Fairgrounds
1202 E 38th St
Indianapolis, IN 46205
***Veteran Service Office now has a public computer for Veteran's to use for the following:
-Health Benefits Form 10-10EZ and renewal form 10-10EZR
-Disabled Veteran Tax Deduction Form
-Archives to order DD-214 (Discharge Paperwork and lost medals/awards)
-eBenfits to check claim status
**Computer will be available from 9am-4pm.**
Veteran Service Officer - Thomas Crawford
Assistant Veteran Service Officer - Ethan Mead
Veteran Service Receptionists - Briana Cox and Ed Boston 8:00am-5:00pm (Lunch from 11 - 12) for setting appointments and van rides.