The Veterans Affairs Office provides assistance to veterans, their survivors and dependents in the development of claims for benefits with the Veterans Administration.
This office interviews clients and assesses their needs and eligibility for other services as well, such as Healthcare, Education, Home Loan assistance, Burial Benefits and other services as appropriate. It assists in providing transportation to the V.A. Medical Center in Columbia for needy veterans. It also acts as a liaison with colleges, VA medical centers, clinics and other agencies administering V.A. benefits.
- What is a VA Pension?
- Disability Pension may be awarded to a veteran who meets the following criteria: (1) Must have WARTIME service, (2) Must be 100% Permanently and Totally disabled or over 65 years of age and (3) Must meet established income guidelines.
- How do I apply for VA benefits?
- We recommend that you call or visit your local county Veterans Affairs Office to receive assistance when applying for benefits.
- Do I have to include a copy of my Discharge/DD-214 when I apply for benefits?
- Yes, you must include a copy of your Discharge/DD-214. If you do not have a copy in your possession, you can request a copy from St. Louis by completing Form 180. This form can be obtained online at www.vetrecs.archives.gov or from your local Veterans Affairs Office.
- What is Compensation?
- Compensation is a monetary benefit paid to veterans who have a disability that can be directly connected to active military service.
- What benefits are offered by the VA?
- Benefits include: Health Care, Compensation/Pension, Education and Home Loan assistance. You may call your local VA Office to inquire as to which benefits you may be entitled to.
- New "Returning Veterans" Website: www.oefoif.va.gov
- What should I do if I have been a victim of Veterans data theft?
- Please visit www.VeteransClass.com for more information about this subject. You may also come into the Rock Hill VA Office for information or a claim form.