Veterans Affairs Operational Changes Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

All Beaufort County Government buildings are currently closed to the public.

  • Closed to the Public until further notice
  • Virtual client services maintained during pandemic with full staff
  • Other operations to be determined with guidance from Beaufort County Legislative Delegation, U.S. and SC Departments of Veterans Affairs and Beaufort City Council

Veterans Affairs (VA)

“Honoring All Who Served”
Beaufort County Office of Veterans Affairs

Welcome to the Beaufort County Office of Veterans Affairs.  We are proud to serve our veteran population in one of the most military-friendly locations in the United States.  

Our mission is to assist the Beaufort County veteran population and their dependents in obtaining their fullest Department of Veterans Affairs and state of South Carolina benefits.

We offer application assistance for:

  • VA Compensation and Pension
  • DIC/Widow Pension
  • Service-Connected Disabled Veterans’ Life Insurance Program
  • Home Loan Certificate of Eligibility
  • Dependent Educational assistance
  • Referral to VA medical care
  • DAV Van transportation to Charleston VA Medical Center
  • Burial/Memorial benefits referral to National Cemetery
  • Resource/referral to other divisions within the Veterans Administration
Carl Wedler
Veterans Affairs Officer
Damian Ashcraft
Veterans Counselor
Walt Field
Veterans Counselor
Shay Shaw
Admin Tech

Beaufort City Hall -1st Floor
1911 Boundary Street
PO Drawer 1228
Beaufort, SC 29901
(843) 255-6880 (P)
(843) 255-9445 (F)
Monday-Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM By Appointment

Government Center South
539 William Hilton Parkway
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 255-6886 (P)
(843) 255-9445(F)
Tuesdays of Each Month (by appointment only)

Additional Appointment Venues
Bluffton Library
Burton Wells County Park
Lobeco Library
St. Helena Library
Please call (843) 255-6880 to schedule an appointment.


Flowchart of Veterans Affairs Services