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Columbia Regional Office


Local Events and Happenings

Thanks for Keeping the Promise - Public Service Recognition Week, May 2-8, 2021

Celebrated the first full week in May since 1985, Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) is a time set aside to honor the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees. Throughout the nation and the world, public servants use this occasion to educate others about the work they do and why they have chosen public service careers, as well as the many ways government services make life better for all of us.


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

Call us at (803) 647-2488, or email, 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 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, emailing the VA or calling the VA National Call Center at 1-800-827-1000.


Starting February 1, 2021, connect with a Columbia VA VR&E Counselor virtually. This is a virtual “walk-in” service for all interested in learning more about our services or for anyone currently participating in the VR&E program.

WHEN: Monday thru Thursday (none on Fridays)

TIME: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

WHERE: Microsoft Teams

Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join online

Or call in (audio only) +1-872-701-0185 Phone Conference ID: 482 913 278#

*NOTE: If it is Friday, call us directly at 803-647-2400. Please leave your name and return phone number. A representative will return your call as soon as possible.

You can also visit for additional information.


The following sites contain helpful contact information for organizations serving the Veterans and beneficiaries for South Carolina:

1. RO Columbia VSOs (co-located with the Columbia VA Regional Office)

2. (State of South Carolina Department of Veterans Affairs)

3. (County Veterans Service Officers; open site using Chrome)

Vietnam War Commemoration & Town Hall Presentation


Inside Veterans Benefits

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.

External Link Disclaimer:
This page contains links that will take you outside of the Department of Veterans Affairs website. VA does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of the linked websites.

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Office Information

Columbia Regional Office

6437 Garners Ferry Road
Columbia, SC 29209
Monday–Friday, 8am–4pm



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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