Veterans' Affairs

Location: 154 Main St.
Mailing Address: PO Box 580, Chester SC, 29706
Phone: (803) 385-6157
Fax: (803) 581-7085
Hours: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday

Service Officer: Judy C. McWaters – jmcwaters@chestercounty.org
Deputy: Joy S. Yarborough - jyarborough@chestercounty.org
Administrative Assistant: Opal S. Oates - ooates@chestercounty.org


Responsibilities and Services

  • Assists veterans, spouses and dependents in determining the procedures necessary to facilitate the receipt of veterans' benefits, including those for disability, burial, pension, education, VA home loans, health care, and clients with the placement of veterans into a VA nursing home or other facility.
  • Assists clients with obtaining prescribed medications, hunting and fishing licenses, military ID cards, replacement awards and medals, military records, property tax exemptions, etc.
  • Interprets state and federal laws and guidelines regarding veterans' benefits to clients.
  • Completes applications and supporting statements, correspondence, reports, forms, etc.
  • Works appeal cases for veterans and dependents.

A Mission of Dedication:

The mission of the Chester Veterans Affairs office is to assure all veterans and dependents receive professional assistance in obtaining their VA benefits from the S Department of Veterans Affairs.


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