Department Service Officers

Department Service Officers

Our Department Service Officers are leading the charge in the fight for Veterans Benefits. They are located inside VA facilities and fully Accredited by the VA to handle any claim. They take the time to go over Veterans issues and make sure they completely understand what is going on and ensure that the Veteran will be taken care of whether it be filling a disability claim or getting a specific treatment. They advocate for the veteran at no charge as we are Veterans Serving Veterans!

“I recently had a Vietnam Veteran come to my office wondering if he could increase is claim from 2006 of 10% for Tinnitus and 0% for Bilateral Hearing Loss. He stated that he and his wife were having a hard time making ends meet. He was coughing quite a bit while we talked, and I questioned him concerning the cough. He explained he had lung cancer and was undergoing Chemotherapy and unable to work. After talking further with the veteran, I asked him what was his MOS (job) while in service. He works around and was exposed to Asbestos. Dane Ludvigsen, LDSO assisted me in filing an expedited claim, due to the veteran’s health and less than two months, his rating came through at 100%.

I called to give him the news and he was at the hospital just about to go in for his third session of Chemo. He pulled the phone down and told his wife the news and I could hear her crying in the background. Very few claims go through this rapidly or receive this high of rating but, this phone call is why I come in to do this job.”

–Dan Taylor

Indiana Service Officers:

  • Service Officer Crown Point
    • Victor Backer
      9301 Madison Street Crown Point, IN 46307
      Office: 219-662-5089 Cell: 317-385-3302
      Room 163
  • Service Officer Marion VAMC
    • Dan Taylor
      1700 E. 38th Street Marion, IN 46953-4589
      Office: 765-674-3321 Ext 75709 Cell: 317-385-3332
  • Service Officer Ft. Wayne
    • Dane Ludvigsen
      2121 Lake Ave Ft. Wayne, IN 46805-5100
      Office: 260-426-5431 Ext 71104 Cell: 260-402-7464
  • Service Officer Indianapolis VAMC
    • Bryan Johnson
      1481 W. 10th Street Indianapolis, IN 46202-2884
      Office: 317-988-2376 Cell: 317-385-3276