Beaufort County Veterans Affairs

“Honoring All Who Served”

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
  • Burial/Memorial benefits referral to National Cemetery
  • Resource/referral to other divisions within the Veterans Administration

Dr. Caroline Fermin
Director, Veterans Affairs

Virginia (Anne) McGowan
Veteran Service Officer

John Abney
Veteran Service Officer


100 Clear Water Way
 Beaufort, SC 29906
(843) 255-6880 (P)
(843) 255-9445 (F)
Monday-Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM By Appointment

Please call (843) 255-6880 to schedule an appointment


Additional Appointment Venues
Bluffton Library
Hilton Head                                      Sun City
Lobeco Library
St. Helena Library
Please call (843) 255-6880 to schedule an appointment.


Flowchart of Veterans Affairs Services