Veterans' Affairs


Raleigh Hickman

1856 Wilson Road
P.O. Box 217
Newberry , SC 29108
(803)321-2161 Fax (803)321-2162
Hours 8:30-5:00 M-F

Mission Statement:

The Newberry County Veterans Affairs Office provides assistance to veterans, their widows, and survivors in applying for any and all benefits to which they may be entitled from the US Department of Veterans Affairs, the State of South Carolina, VA Hospital, and local agencies. We offer complete and unlimited services and assistance. This includes research, preparation, development, presentation and prosecution of claims submitted to the US Department of Veterans Affairs and the Board of Veterans Appeals. Our veterans are our reason for being and all of our efforts are directed toward meeting their needs in a timely and accurate manner.

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 Homes; etc.)

Note: Each benefits has its own eligibility requirements.

Assist with enrollment for Healthcare at the VA Hospital.

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.