ID Card Information


No ID cards are issued at the Oconee Veteran's Affairs Office.

Military ID Card:

A military ID card or dependent ID can unlock a variety of valuable benefits, such as health care through TRICARE, education benefits and allow you to access base facilities such as the commissary, Base Exchange, MWR centers and other support agencies.

You are eligible to receive a military ID if you are a military retiree or are currently serving in the military (active duty, Guard, Reserve, or Inactive Ready Reserve). Certain dependents are eligible for dependent ID cards as well. You and your dependents must be entered in the DEERS system.

You can obtain your ID at a local military base or from:
  • Clemson DEERS/RAPIDS ID Card Office:
    355 Anderson Hwy.
    Clemson, SC, 29631
    1-803-299-1353
    Tuesdays & Thursdays 8-4.
    They recommend calling before going.

Veterans Health Identification Card:

This card is available to military veterans who are eligible for VA health care benefits and can be obtained from a VA clinic.

You do not need to have a service-connected disability to be eligible to receive VA health care benefits. Eligibility is based on active duty service in the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy or Merchant Marines(WWII) who have an other than dishonorable discharge and meet certain income guidelines. Former members of the Reserves and National Guard may be eligible if they were activated under Federal Executive Orders (this generally excludes activation for training purposes).

Please contact our office to set up an appointment and see if you are eligible for health care benefits.

Veterans ID Card (VIC):

One of the most common questions we receive comes from veterans who are looking to get a veteran ID card that proves their military service.

To be eligible veterans must have received an honorable discharge.

These cards cannot be used for VA benefits, to access military installations or to receive other military or veterans benefits.

To apply for a VIC card visit www.vets.gov click on "Apply for Printed Veteran ID Card" and sign in or create an account. You will need a copy of a state of federal ID card and a photo of yourself.

Lowes' Discount:

Lowes offers a 10% Military Discount to anyone serving in or a veteran of the US Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Reserves or the National Guard (with other than dishonorable discharge) their spouse and/or dependent children up to 18 years old.

You may enroll on line. Create or log in to your existing My Lowes’s account and follow the on-screen instructions. You can also enroll in store at the customer service desk. (Lowe's uses a third-party vendor to verify military status)

Once verified, your My Lowes’s account will be instantly updated with the discount and can be used online by logging into your My Lowes’s account or in store by giving your phone number to the cashier.

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.

Vision

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.

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864.638.4244
864.638.4246
415 S. Pine St.
Walhalla, SC 29691