WHAT THIS OFFICE DOES
Assist in the preparation and submission of
claims thru the US Department of Veterans Affairs and the Board of
Veterans Appeals. This includes but is not limited to service
connected disability compensation, nonservice connected pension,
education benefits, vocational rehab, home loans, burial benefits,
dependents' and survivors' benefits, health care, and life insurance.
Note: Each benefit has its own eligibility requirements.
Assist in applying for benefits available
from the State of South Carolina (i.e. property tax exemption and
V-tags for 100% service connected veterans rated permanently &
totally disabled; POW tags; Purple Heart tags; Free Tuition for State
supported colleges for eligible children; State Veterans Nursing
Note: Each benefits has its own eligibility requirements.
Assist with enrollment for Healthcare at the
Assist in filing annuity applications for
surviving spouses of military and civil service retirees.
Assist in the completion of Eligibility
Verification Reports and securing additional monies based on
unreimbursed medical expenses.
Participate in Interagency Team Meetings and
maintain close contact with the local doctors and hospital, nursing
homes, home health, and Council on Aging in an effort to identify
veterans and/or widows who may be eligible for benefits or need assistance.
Certify and Record DD214 and Discharges as
the Custodian of Military Records for Newberry County. At present
there is no charge for this service.