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1/28/2010 10:56:00 AM Presciption Co-Payments, Compensation and Pension Information

A planned increase in prescription co-payments will be delayed until June 30, 2010.  VA Compensation is a monthly payment provided to a veteran as partial compensation for a service connected disability, and a pension is a monetary benefit paid to veterans that meet income requirements.

1/2/2010 4:27:00 PM End of Year Summary 2009

The year 2009 was a busy one for the Monroe County Veterans Affairs office.  The office is located in the remodeled Curry Building at 214 W. 7th Street, Suite 100, in downtown Bloomington, Indiana.  Our phone number remains (812) 349-2568. 

9/15/2007 1:53:00 PM VA - Service Connected Disabilities

Most veterans are familiar with compensation for a service connected disability.  The VA defines a service connected disability as one that occurred while in service or one which occurred prior to, but was aggravated during the service.  Ratings for service connected disabilities run from 0% to 100%.  Those with service connected disabilities of 10% or greater can receive a monthly check from VA.  A rating of 0% is a valid rating that is given for a service connected disability and is an indication of the severity of the disability, as are all other ratings.  If an individual does not have a service connected disability they will not have a rating of 0% or greater.

9/1/2007 2:35:00 PM Transportation and Volunteer Opportunities for Veterans

Transportation is available to Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis.  Drivers are needed.  Volunteers are needed for Honor Guard.

8/18/2007 2:49:00 PM DAV van coordinator needed

The van coordinator is a volunteer position.  The responsibilities of the coordinator include compiling the names, phone numbers, and the times and dates of appointments. The coordinator also receives tickets from the drivers for gas purchases, and schedules oil changes and maintenance.  The van coordinator may also choose to drive the van, but it is not required.