The mission of the Division of Veterans' Affairs is to be the advocate for the state's 420,968 veterans in all matters that pertain to veterans.

Inform veterans, families and survivors of benefits

Initiate and process veterans' claims for benefits

Manage the South Carolina Free Tuition Program

Manage the South Carolina State Veterans' Cemetery in Anderson, SC

Assist in the management of the South Carolina Veterans' nursing homes

Update and maintain the South Carolina "War Roster"

Coordinate the South Carolina Veterans Advocacy Council

Respond to inquiries regarding the veterans' benefits

Administer the South Carolina Miltiary Family Relief Fund

24 Hour Veterans Crisis Line  800-273-8255 Press 1

EMPLOYMENT

Veterans' Reemployment Rights

U.S. Department of Labor

Hire a Hero

Helmets to Hard Hats

USAJobs

VetJobs

Military OneSource

VA for Vets Program

U.S. Small Business Administration

South Carolina Veterans Policy Academy

Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Service

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce

EDUCATION

Veterans Education and Training

Montgomery GI Bill Benefits

GI Bill

Free Tuition / Education Assistance (Free tuition for certain veteran's children)

HEALTHCARE

Specially Adapted Housing

TRICARE Health Benefits

TRICARE Reserve Select

Tricare Retiree Dental Program

Seamless Transition Home

Community Based Health Care Organization Program

WOMEN VETERANS

The Center for Women Veterans

Women Veterans

STATE BENEFITS

South Carolina Veterans New and Events

Justice for Vets

Stateside Legal Help

Veterans Justice Outreach

Credit of State Retirement for Military Service

Family Program

Income Tax Exemption on Retirement Pay

Property Taxes - Homestead Exemption

Disabled free Hunting and Fishing Licenses

State Parks Benefit for Totally Disabled Persons

Gold Star/Disabled/Military Plates

Parking Fee Exemption

South Carolina Military Family Relief Fund

National Guard Family Program

Tax Exemption for Compensation, Pension, Disability Retirement Pay and VA Payments

Disabled Vet/Former POW’s/MOH recipient Property Tax Exemption

SOUTH CAROLINA VETERANS HOMES

Roy Stone Veterans Pavilion Veterans' Victory House

Richard Michael Campbell Veterans Nursing Home

SOUTH CAROLINA VETERANS CEMETERIES

M.J. Dolly Cooper Veterans Cemetery at Anderson

CONTACTS

South Carolina Division of Veterans' Affairs
1205 Pendleton Street

Suite 463
Columbia, SC 29201

803-734-0200
803-734-4014 Fax
va@admin.sc.gov

American Legion Department of South Carolina

103 Legion Plaza Rd
Columbia, SC 29210

803-612-1171 x 35
803- 213-9902 Fax

deptsc@outlook.com

DEPARTMENT SERVICE OFFICER FOR CLAIMS
Howard Metcalf, Director
SC Division of Veterans Affairs
1205 Pendleton St, Suite 461
Columbia, SC 29201
803-734-0200
fax-734-4014
Howard.Metcalf@admin.sc.gov