About Veteran's Affairs

As an advocate for veterans and their families, the Oconee County Veterans Affairs office assists veterans and/or their dependents in filing applications to obtain benefits for which they may be entitled to from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and VA Hospitals. Our office also provides transportation to the Greenville VA Medical Center for those Veterans without available transportation.
We also provide Notary services

VA History:

Prior to the creation of the VA Office, many of its services were performed only by agencies in Columbia. On March 22, 1945, the S.C. General Assembly adopted a bill creating a VA Office in each of the state's 46 counties. The Oconee County VA Officer is appointed by the Governor from recommendation of the County Legislative Delegation.

Common Terms:

  • Veteran: A person who served in the active military, naval or air services, and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable.
  • DD214: A military separation paper issued to veterans after 1949.
  • Active Service: Full time military service that qualifies a veteran to be eligible to receive benefits.
  • Compensation: Monthly Check for disability as a result of active military service.
  • Pension: Supplemental income due to financial need because of low income or recurring medical expenses.
  • Claim: Application for VA benefits.
  • Service Connected: A disability that was incurred or aggravated during active military service.
  • Combat Service: A status applied for a veteran who served on active duty in a theater of combat operations during a period of war recognized by the VA.

Our Mission

It is the mission of Oconee County to provide our current and future citizens and visitors quality services while protecting our communities, heritage, environment and natural resources, in an ever-changing world.


Oconee County – A diverse, growing, safe, vibrant community guided by rural traditions and shaped by natural beauty; where employment, education and recreation offer a rich quality of life for all generations, both today and tomorrow.