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Columbia Regional Office

 

Local Events and Happenings

VBA Virtual Veterans 'Reach Out' Seminar VBA Virtual Veterans ‘Reach Out’ Seminar

The primary goals and objectives of this event is to ‘reach out’ to Veterans to provide proactive resources upstream information, and mental health wellness. The seminar will concentrate on educating and empowering attendees with information regarding whole health & well-being, VA benefits & services, and resources available through Vet Centers.

Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. (EST)

Location: WebEx Virtual Event

The Regional Office has Reopened

Updated July 28, 2021

The Columbia Regional Office has reopened to the public with reduced capacity. The Regional Office will be adhering to CDC Guidelines in that all visitors, employees, and contractors are required to wear mask, regardless of vaccination status. Additionally, those that are not fully vaccinated, are required to follow social distancing practices (6 feet apart). Other agencies that are housed at the Regional Office may continue to require appointments and should be contacted to obtain that information.

If you need assistance and do not wish to come to the Regional Office, use the contact information below to provide your Name, Contact information, and the best time of day to contact you between the hours of 8:00am and 4:00pm.

Public Contact: 803-647-2488 or VetAsst.VBACMS@va.gov
Veteran Readiness & Employment 803-647-2400 Fiduciary Hub Call Center 888-407-0144 Option 1
AMVETS: 803-647-2421 Disabled American Veterans: 803-647-2422
American Legion/SCDVA 803-647-2434 Military Order of Purple Heart: 803-647-2430
Paralyzed Veterans (PVA): 803-647-2432 Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW): 803-647-2443

Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP)

On March 11, 2021, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched VRRAP for Veterans who have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Veterans participating in VRRAP can receive education and training for high-demand occupations, which is determined by the Commissioner of Labor Statistics. Veterans will receive up to 12 months of tuition and fees and a monthly housing allowance based on Post-9/11 GI Bill rates. To learn more about VRRAP and how to apply for the program, Veterans can visit www.va.gov. Veterans can also contact the Education Call Center at 888-442-4551 between 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. EST, Monday-Friday to speak with a VA education representative.

CONTACTING US DURING COVID-19

A Public Contact Team representative is just an email or telephone call away.

Call us at (803) 647-2488, or email VetAsst.VBACMS@va.gov, and provide your:

  • Name
  • Contact information and,
  • Best time of day for contact between 8:00am and 4:00pm
Then, a VA representative will call or email you back within 24 hours to assist!

You can also request a "Virtual Face-to-Face" meeting with a VA representative by sending an email to VetAsst.VBACMS@va.gov and providing your:

  • Name
  • Contact information and,
  • Best time of day for contact between 8:00am and 4:00pm
A VA Representative will email you back within 24 hours to set-up a video chat!

Outside of regular hours you may also apply for benefits online through va.gov, emailing the VA or calling the VA National Call Center at 1-800-827-1000.

Click here for Columbia Regional Office Events & Veteran Readiness & Employment Assistance Virtual Drop-in's

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2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), portrayed in an illustration created at the CDC. ALISSA ECKERT, MS; DAN HIGGINS, MAMOur Response to COVID-19

We appreciate your patience as we continue to work with you during this time of crisis.

Read VBA's response »

Are you an Alaska Native Vietnam-era Veteran?

You may be entitled to a Native allotment selection, if you are an Alaska Native Vietnam Veteran who served between 1964 and 1971, AND have not received a Native allotment, OR are an heir to someone who meets the above criteria. For more information, visit the Bureau of Land Management web site or read their flyer.


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Office Status

Office Information

Columbia Regional Office

6437 Garners Ferry Road
Columbia, SC 29209

Open

Monday, 8am – 4pm
Tuesday, 8am – 4pm
Wednesday, 8:30am – 4pm
Thursday, 8am – 4pm
Friday, 8am – 4pm

Announcement

Announcement

Some regional offices have re-opened with limited hours and services. We may be screening visitors due to COVID-19. For your safety and convenience we continue to offer help online and by phone.

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