We Love Our Veterans
We care about you – The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
You can call at 1-800-273-8255 or visit the chat room at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/ for help.
What We Do
The mission of the Cherokee County Veterans Affairs Office is to be an advocate for more than 6,000 veterans, widows and orphans in all matters that pertain to them.
The office can assist with the following:
- Respond to inquiries regarding a veteran’s benefits.
- Inform veterans, families and survivors of benefits through the community outreach programs.
- Initiate and process veterans’ claims for benefits.
- Inform veterans on South Carolina free tuition programs.
- We travel to veterans’ homes if they are unable to come to our office.
Programs and Benefits:
- Assist in the filing of South Carolina veterans nursing homes applications.
- Update and maintain the Cherokee County veterans roster.
- Coordinate with the South Carolina Office of Veterans Affairs in Columbia about appeals and hearings veterans have.
- Assist in transportation to the Veterans Medical Centers and community outreach clinics throughout South Carolina and the VA Medical Center in Asheville, North Carolina.
Bus Schedule / Trip Request
Cherokee County provides a bus service to veterans. These trips are not reimbursed by the Veterans Affairs Office. In order to request a bus trip, veterans must:
- Request travel at least 72 hours in advance of the scheduled appointment at the VA clinic or hospital.
- Have a scheduled appointment at the VA in order to ride the van or bus – No exceptions!
- Have appointments at a veterans hospital in Columbia, S.C., or Asheville, N.C.
- Have appointments at a veterans clinic in Spartanburg, Rock Hill or Greenville.
To make a reservation, call 864-487-2579.