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Veterans Affairs Healing Garden

  • Greenwood is the winner of National YMCA’s Fresh Page Project!

  • Thanks to everyone who voted and helped Healthy Greenwood Neighborhoods win a $5000 grant to create a healing garden in the courtyard of the New Veteran's Affairs Building.

  • This is a facility formerly occupied by the county library, now developing into a Veteran’s museum, ROTC office space, community rooms, and a resource center for vets. We will completely revamp a courtyard into a serene garden with benches, herbs, flowers and flowering shrubs to create a place for meditation, conversation or reading. The facility director ensures plenty of volunteer service to install and maintain the garden. We will also transform a patio perimeter into a vegetable garden. The facility has high visibility located on the main street of town, and will offer an additional attraction to Uptown Greenwood area visitors and residents, as well as an array of important services to our Veterans.

  • "Great news...The Veteran’s Affairs Healing Garden in Greenwood, SC. will become a reality!! Our project was chosen as the winner from the YMCA's Fresh Page Project. Thank you to all that "liked" the idea. I will be in touch about the details of putting our plan into action!.. Toni Able - Greenwood Healthy Neighborhoods, Inc. "

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Events

Greenwood County Beginning Lake Locator Initiative

9/28/22, 4:00 PM

Greenwood County Beginning Lake Locator Initiative

Greenwood County and City of Greenwood Sign Fire Services Automatic Aid Agreement

9/23/22, 4:00 PM

Greenwood County and City of Greenwood Sign Fire Services Automatic Aid Agreement

Greenwood County Voter Registration and Elections Office Moving to New Location

9/9/22, 4:00 PM

Greenwood County Voter Registration and Elections Office Moving to New Location

News

Greenwood County Veterans Affairs
106 Main Street N

Greenwood, SC 29646
Hours: 8:30-5:00 Monday-Friday

Rosalind Burke, Veteran's Service Officer

email: brosalind@greenwoodsc.gov

Phone: (864) 450-9268

The Greenwood Veterans Affairs Office hopes you find this information useful and informative. Some brief overviews of the services provided by the office along with some general information follow. The Greenwood County Veterans Affairs Office assists veterans and their dependents in filing applications to determine their basic eligibility and conditions of benefit entitlement as administered by the US Department of Veterans Affairs. This includes, research, preparation, development, presentation, and prosecution of claims submitted to the VA Regional Office in Columbia or the Board of Veterans Appeals in Washington, DC. Though state-mandated, the local VA office is county and state-funded.

VA Military Museum OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY AND ADMISSION IS FREE

 

Wednesdays from 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Third Weekend of each Month - Saturday and Sunday from 1:00- 5:00 p.m.

Also open for other Special Veteran's Day Holidays and Events

Contact: gwdvetsmuseum@gmail.com

For more information, view the Military Museum brochure.


This office does the following:

 

  • Records and certifies DD214 (Report of Separation)

  • Assists in preparation and filing of claims with the VA Regional Office and the Board Veterans Appeals

  • Helps veterans file applications for the review of discharge or the correction of military records

  • Coordinates with other local and state agencies to render advice and assistance to veterans, their dependents and survivors

  • Visits VA hospital and nursing homes as well as veterans’ homes to assist in applying for VA benefits

  • Assists in filing annuity applications for surviving spouses of military retirees

  • Assists veterans in obtaining a Certificate of Eligibility which is required to secure a VA Home Loan Guarantee

  • Assists in filing application for burial marker and burial benefits

  • Assists in filing application for VA and State Veterans Nursing Homes

  • Assists in filing for benefits offered by the State of SC

Common Terms:

  • Annuity: A monthly source of spousal income provided in return for reduced retirement benefits.

  • DD214: A military separation paper issued to veterans after 1949.

  • Dependents: Spouses, children, and certain parents of veterans.

  • Compensation: Monthly check for disability as a result of active military service.

  • Pension: Supplemental income due to financial need because of low income or reoccurring medical expenses.

Please utilize the following website to learn more about the Department of Veterans Affairs: www.va.gov

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Hall of Heroes Inductees 2014

Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long will it take to process my claim?
    The VA Regional Office in Columbia processes claims in an average of 60-120 days.

  • What are my benefits?
    The Veterans Affairs Office will assist veterans in filing a claim to determine eligibility based on individual circumstances, including time in service, degree of disability, and, in some cases, annual income.