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
***County Veteran Service Officer To Attend Training
From Monday March 31st through Friday April 4th, County Veteran Service Officer, Tom Crawford will be out of the office attending a National Certification training course. The office will be open 8 am - 5 pm for administrative assistance (office will be closed for lunch from 11 am until noon). The VA Van will still be available for use to the VA Hospital in Indianapolis.
*** 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
***Possible In-climate weather*** In regards to the Veteran's Affairs Van which transports veteran's to their hospital appointments, it is the discretion of the VA Volunteer driver who will determine if is safe for the van to travel to the VA depending on weather. Not that of the Veteran's office.
***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.