LaPorte County Veterans' Services

George Watkins, Veteran's Service Officer
555 Michigan Avenue, Suite 105
LaPorte, Indiana 46350
Phone: 219-326-6808 Ext. 2216
Fax: 219-362-9804
gwatkins@laportecounty.org

Office Hours are from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday - Friday


Veteran Services provides info and services to veterans and their dependents. Services include Death and Disability Pensions, Disability Compensation, VA Guaranteed Loans, Education Benefits, Burial Assistance, and Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance.


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Active soldiers and veterans are important members of American society: soldiers because they fight to keep the American people safe, and veterans because, additionally, they bring their past experiences and wisdom back to society–which can help catalyze better decisions surrounding war and protection in the future. In 1944, when the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act (the G.I. Bill) was created, it was meant to provide benefits to World War II veterans that could help them acclimate back into life outside of fighting. Since then, the bill has grown to focus very heavily on providing subsidies and scholarships for the education and career-based training of America’s veterans. However, the G.I. Bill system has been wrought by technological instability, as well as an overwhelming influx of returning veterans seeking its benefits, resulting in late reimbursement. If you are pursuing financial assistance for higher education as a veteran from the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, there are some important things you need to be aware of as you navigate the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). (Source)

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