Veterans Affairs Office

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 do not have your DD Form 214, our office can assist you with obtaining a copy through the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis.

To explore and learn more about your VA benefits and apply online, please visit the Department of Veterans Affairs website at www.VA.gov. To contact the VA Regional Office by mail, write to:

Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office
6437 Garners Ferry Road
Columbia, SC 29209
Telephone (800) 827-1000 (VA National Call Center)

You may begin the process online at archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records or access the Standard Form 180 at archives.gov/files/sf180-request-pertaining-to-military-records-exp-april2018-1.pdf

Complete, print and mail the application to the appropriate address listed on the form.

By completing VA Form 10-10 EZ Application for Health Benefits. This application can be obtained from our office or any VA Health Care facility and Regional Office. You may also apply on-line at www.1010EZ.med.va.gov or by calling 1-877-222-vets (8387)

Eligibility for most VA benefits is based upon your discharge from active military service under other than dishonorable conditions. Active service means full-time service, other than active duty for training, as a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard. Generally, men and women veterans with similar service may be eligible. VA benefits will not be provided to any veteran or dependent wanted for an outstanding felony or warrant.

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Kathy A. Bennett, Senior Clerk kbennett@colletoncounty.org
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Janet D. Smith, Director/Veterans Affairs Officer cvao@colletoncounty.org
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