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The Marion County Veterans Affairs Office assists former members of the United States Armed Forces and their families in filing a claim for benefits for which they may be entitled. These claims include compensation & pension benefits, VA healthcare enrollment, VA home loans, Life and Mortgage insurance, and burial benefits. We also network with agencies throughout the community to aid the veteran/widow in obtaining additional assistance.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What types of disability payments are avaliable?
There is service-connected compensation which is based on injury, illness or disability that incurred or aggravated while on active duty. Also there is non-service connected pension, which is based on wartime service, character of discharge, total disability/or age 65 and older, and amount of countable annual household income.
Is medical assistance available?
Possibly. It depends on family income and net worth, length of active duty service and/or if condition is rated service-connected by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
How do I know if I'm eligible for VA benefits?
Eligibility for benefits varies but is mainly based on active duty service (other than for training only) length and/or period of service, character of discharge, degree of disability, and countable annual household income.
Important Telephone Numbers:
VA Regional Office 1-800-827-1000
Florence VA Outpatient Clinic 843-292-8383
Wm. Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center (Columbia) 1-800-293-8262
Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center (Charleston) 1-888-878-6884
Myrtle Beach VA Outpatient Clinic 843-477-0177
Debt Management 1-800-827-0648
Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255 Press 1
VA Inspector General 1-800-488-8244
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