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

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