Veterans Affairs Office

Disability Claims

 

Disability Compensation is a tax-free monetary benefit paid to Veterans with disabilities that are the result of a disease or injury incurred or aggravated during active military service. Compensation may also be paid for post-service disabilities that are considered related or secondary to disabilities occurring in service and for disabilities presumed to be related to circumstances of military service, even though they may arise after service. Click here to be directed to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. 

 

 

Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) is a tax-free monetary benefit generally payable to a surviving spouse, child, or parent of service members who died while on active duty, active duty for training, or inactive duty training, or survivors of Veterans who died from their service-connected disabilities. DIC for parents is an income-based benefit. Click here to be directed to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. 

 

 

Special Monthly Compensation (SMC) is an additional tax-free benefit that can be paid to Veterans, their spouses, surviving spouses, and parents. For Veterans, Special Monthly Compensation is a higher rate of compensation paid due to special circumstances such as the need of aid and attendance by another person or a specific disability, such as loss of use of one hand or leg. For spouses and surviving spouses, this benefit is commonly referred to as aid and attendance and is paid based on the need of aid and attendance by another person. Click here to be directed to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to learn about special monthly compensation benefit rates.  

 

 

Other Benefits: VA provides additional housing and insurance benefits to Veterans with disabilities.  Click the following links to be directed to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to Learn More about Adapted Housing grants, Service-Disable Veterans' Insurance, and Veterans' Mortgage Life Insurance

 

 

You’re local Veterans' Service Officer is here to assist you in applying for and getting benefits available to you and your family for your military service. Please call our office at 765-483-4480 for assistance.

Mike Spidel

Veterans Affairs Service Officer

220 West Washington St

Suite B101

Lebanon, IN 46052

765-483-4480mspidel@co.boone.in.us

Office Hours

Office hours are by appointment only