We Love Our Veterans

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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.
Section 25-11-10 of the South Carolina Code states that the Office of Veterans Affairs shall assist all ex-service personnel, regardless of wars in which their service may have been rendered, in filing, presenting, and prosecuting to final determination of all claims which they have for financial compensation, hospitalization, training and insurance benefits under the terms of federal law. These services are extended to eligible dependents, including parents, widows, children and orphans of ex-service personnel. The office administers the free tuition program for certain war veterans’ children.

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.

Cherokee County Veterans Affairs Office
110 Railroad Ave.
Gaffney, SC 29340

Hours of Operation
Mondays through Fridays
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone: 864-487-2579

Todd Humphries, Officer
Email: [email protected]

Daniel Branham, Clerk
Email: [email protected]

Cynthia Dover, Clerk
Email: [email protected]

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