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Veteran Services


To assist veterans and their eligible family member to apply and receive all rightful veterans’ state and federal entitlements. To provide veterans information or other assistance as required.

Who are County Veterans Service Officers?

CVSO's are veterans who stand ready to help you with your veteran-related needs. The County Veterans Service Offices have all the forms and other information you may need to obtain service from the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs as well as the forms for requesting State veterans' benefits. The Service Officers will assist you in finding the information and resources you need to solve your service-related problems. They are your liaison for all veteran issues. There is no charge for any of their services.

What types of services does the VSO offer?

     We primarily focus on assisting veterans with:

Contact Us
Jim Atkinson, Director

Porter County Administration Center
155 Indiana Ave, Suite 103
Valparaiso, Indiana 46383

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Ph: 219-465-3587
Fax: 219-465-3345

Veterans Service Officers:
Jim Atkinson-Accredited County Veterans Service Officer
Joe Baruffi-Assistant CVSO Email
Paulina Huffman-Office Manager/Assistant CVSO Email

Satellite Location:

Porter County North County Complex
3560 Willowcreek Dr, Room 150
Portage, IN 46368

Tuesdays & Thursdays
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Ph: 219-759-2328