Veterans Affairs Officer, Dorchester

General Information
Description of ProgramThe County VAO will assist US Armed Forces veterans and their dependents with accessing federal benefits and assistance programs that are in place to support military veterans and their families ,including: compensation and pension, hospital and nursing home care, burial, insurance, education and home loans.

In addition to federal benefits, the VAO also assists in obtaining state benefits, which include nursing home care, Veterans automobile tags, tax exemptions and dependent education.

The Veterans' Affairs Officer offers a range of services. Use the links below under "Affiliated Programs and Services" for more information.

There is also an office at 201 Johnston St., St. George, SC.
Geographic AreaDorchester
Intake ProcedureContact the Veterans Affairs Officer for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Additional RequirementsBasic documentation needed to file claims: proof of discharge other than dishonorable (DD214), social security numbers, marital information, and possibly family financial information.
Client Information
EligibilityHonorably discharged, separating or retired military veterans and their dependents are eligible for assistance.
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesFree
Hours of OperationSummerville-Monday & Friday 9:00am-5:00pm, Wednesday 9:00am-12:00pm, St. George-Tuesday & Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm
Contact Information
Contact's PositionVeterans' Affairs Officer
Physical Site Address 1500 North Main Street, Suite 11
Physical Site City, State, ZipSummerville, SC 29483
Mailing Address 1***Second Location***
Mailing Address 2201 Johnston Avenue
Mailing City, State, ZipSt. George, SC 29477
Main Phone(843) 832-0050
Fax(843) 832-0000
Affiliated Agency and Services
Affiliated Agency:
SC Division of Veterans' Affairs
This Program: Veterans Affairs Officer, Dorchester
Affiliated Services: Advocacy - Individual
Advocacy - System/Legislative
Assistive Technology Expenses (Equipment Expenses)
Dental Assistance
Medical Expenses
Medication & Drug Assistance
Veteran Benefits