Veterans Affairs Office

FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES

The primary responsibility of the Colleton County Veterans Affairs Office is to execute the appropriate actions to determine a veteran’s and their dependents’ entitlement to federal and state benefits administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs.  You may apply through this office for compensation, pension, survivor’s benefits, burial and memorial benefits, home loans and educational assistance, as well as VA Government Life Insurance.  If you wish to obtain copies of your military service records or replace your medals, we will be glad to assist you.

 

Applications for enrollment for VA Health Care and for the Veterans Victory House State Nursing Home in Walterboro are also available.

 

Contact us with questions regarding eligibility requirements. Please provide a copy of your DD Form 214 (discharge).  If you don’t have your DD Form 214, our office can assist you with obtaining a copy through the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis.

 

To obtain VA forms on-line or apply for benefits, please visit the Department of Veterans Affairs’ website at www.va.gov or call toll free, 1-800-827-1000. To contact the VA Regional Office by mail, write to:

 

Department of Veterans AffairsRegional Office
1801 Assembly Street
Columbia, SC  29201

CONTACT INFORMATION

219 S. Lemacks Street, Suite 124
Bernard Warshaw Complex (Health Department)
P.O.Box 637
Walterboro, SC  29488
Phone: 843-549-1412
Fax: 843- 549-0132
Email: cvao@colletoncounty.org

 

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Drop Box available during business hours.

 

STAFF CONTACTS

Veterans Affairs:
James A. White, Director, cvao@colletoncounty.org

Janet D. Smith, Asst. Veterans Affairs Officer, jdsmith@colletoncounty.org