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Date Posted:02/15/20
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Some Retirees Have Already Been Pushed to Off Base Providers in Tricare Shift

Date Posted:02/15/20
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National Guard Generals: America Needs a Space Guard

Date Posted:02/15/20
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Could your military commissary surcharge disappear?

Date Posted:02/13/20
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DoD Budget Proposal Cuts All Funding to Stars And Stripes; Lawmakers Back Newspaper

Date Posted:02/13/20
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More Than 3 Dozen Military Hospitals to Stop Treating Retirees, Families, Memo Shows

Date Posted:02/13/20
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Pentagon budget calls for ‘civilianizing’ military hospitals

Date Posted:02/08/20
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Here’s your friendly election year reminder to stay away from politics while in uniform

Date Posted:02/06/20
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Military Discounts for Spring Break

Date Posted:01/31/20
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It’s election year. Do you know when your state’s primary is? Here’s help for military absentee ballot voters.

Date Posted:01/31/20
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Here’s when the 4.1 million newly eligible veterans and caregivers will get access to online commissary benefits It will be at least a month

Date Posted:01/31/20
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Writing your first resume as a civilian? Here’s our comprehensive guide to achieving success

Date Posted:01/31/20
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Need cryotherapy or crutches? Check out these services while shopping at your military exchange.

Date Posted:01/28/20
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Want to work for Space Force? Civilian positions are now hiring

Date Posted:01/27/20
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Some Civilians Who Served in Vietnam Are Getting Veteran Status

Date Posted:01/26/20
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Planned Coast Guard museum has raised $56m

Date Posted:01/26/20
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Cheap Lodging for Military Families

Date Posted:01/26/20
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Here’s when the DoD discount travel site will be fixed for newly eligible veterans

Date Posted:01/26/20
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Know What An Officer Commission Means, By Captain Bill Bray, U.S. Navy (Retired)

Date Posted:01/20/20
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8 tips to get your resume past hiring bots and to a real person

Date Posted:01/20/20
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New Commissary Shoppers Unable Access Online Features, American Forces Travel

Date Posted:01/14/20
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VA Expands Agent Orange Claim Eligibility

Date Posted:01/14/20
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Tricare Panel Votes to End Coverage of Brand Name Viagra, Cialis

Date Posted:01/14/20
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Can You Really Be Recalled to Active Duty at Any Time?

Date Posted:01/14/20
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Children of Women Vietnam Veterans Health Care Benefits Program

Date Posted:01/14/20
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Fisher House celebrates second anniversary

Date Posted:01/04/20
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From golf courses to commissaries: More details about access to new military benefits for 4.1 million extra people

Date Posted:01/01/20
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New for 2020: Commissary, exchanges opening up to 4 million more people

Date Posted:12/24/19
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The Space Force is officially the sixth military branch. Here’s what that means.

Date Posted:12/24/19
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Congress Overrides Pentagon on GI Bill Transfer Rules

Date Posted:12/24/19
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Video: Meet the MH 139A Grey Wolf

Date Posted:12/19/19
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Military spouses will get reimbursed up to $1,000 for professional relicensing costs

Date Posted:12/19/19
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Defense bill requires local JROTC programs to admit homeschooled students

Date Posted:12/19/19
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10 Military Discounts for Spouses

Date Posted:12/19/19
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Scholarship Application for Military Children Program Now Open

Date Posted:12/16/19
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Eligible Commissary and Exchange Shoppers

Date Posted:12/16/19
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VA nursing homes, assisted living, and home health care

Date Posted:12/12/19
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9 Great Freebies for Military and Their Families

Date Posted:12/12/19
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National Desert Storm War Memorial approved concept unveiled

Date Posted:12/12/19
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Air Force Guard and Reserve Members Can Now Check Retirement Status Online

Date Posted:12/12/19
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Veterans with Base Access Still Face Delays on New Commissary Benefit

Date Posted:12/12/19
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Military families in line for tens of thousands in benefits under plan to dump the ‘widows tax’

Date Posted:12/12/19
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More retirees, family members to be booted from military hospitals under Pentagon reform plans

Date Posted:12/09/19
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2020 Military Pay Dates

Date Posted:12/09/19
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Air Force to drop below the zone promotions for officers

Date Posted:12/09/19
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Here’s when your military 2019 tax statement will be ready

Date Posted:12/09/19
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Military Members, DoD Civilians Are Eligible for Free TSA Precheck

Date Posted:12/09/19
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These States Will Be the Most Popular for Veterans in the Next 25 Years

Date Posted:12/09/19
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TRICARE Open Season

Date Posted:11/26/19
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Veterans Can Now Learn About Their Toxic Exposure Risks with New VA App

Date Posted:11/16/19
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January’s new military shopping benefit delayed for tens of thousands of veterans

Date Posted:11/16/19
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Everything You Need to Know About Vets' and Caregivers' New Base Access

Date Posted:11/16/19
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How to use your GI Bill benefits at a foreign university

Date Posted:11/07/19
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Here's a New, Fast Way for Veterans to See Their Health Records

Date Posted:11/07/19
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VA Plans to Resolve all 'Legacy Appeals' by the End of 2022

Date Posted:11/07/19
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New Study Supports Using Shot to Treat PTSD

Date Posted:10/11/19
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WARNING Hackers target job hunting service members, veterans with sham employment website

Date Posted:10/03/19
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VA Releases Survivors Quick Start Guide

Date Posted:10/03/19
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Free flu shots for Veterans at your local Walgreens

7 Affordable Ideas for Military Care Packages

March 22 Luncheon Meeting

Military Star Card Questions & Answers

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South Carolina State Veteran Benefits
Posted on: 03/27/19
This Story Expires on: 09/30/19




The state of South Carolina provides several veteran benefits. This page explains those benefits.

South Carolina Veterans Homes

South Carolina has three veterans homes in Anderson, Columbia, and Walterboro. Honorably discharged South Carolina resident veterans who are in need of skilled or intermediate nursing home care are eligible for admission.

 

South Carolina Veterans Financial Benefits

Income Tax 

Active duty pay is taxable. Reserve & National Guard drill pay is tax-free.

Up to $11,700 of retired pay is tax free. If you are 65 or older, that amount increases to $24,000.

Property Taxes For Disabled Veterans

Permanently and totally disabled veterans are eligible for a homestead tax deduction and a total exemption of property tax on their homes.

This exemption can transfer to a surviving spouse and may also transfer to a new home.

South Carolina Veterans Employment Benefits

Veterans Preference

Honorably discharged veterans are given preference for state and public jobs.

Credit of State Retirement for Military Service

State employees called to, or returning to, active duty may continue with the state's retirement program if they continue to make payments as normal. State employees can buy credit towards state retirement based on their military time.

South Carolina Free Tuition For Children of Certain Veterans

Free tuition at state schools for children of SC veterans who died in service, as a result of their service, is permanently and totally disabled, was awarded the Purple Heart or the Medal of Honor.

South Carolina Veterans Recreation Benefits

Disabled Veterans Hunting & Fishing Licenses

South Carolina resident veterans who are totally disabled can get a free hunting & fishing license.

Active Duty Hunting & Fishing Licenses

South Carolina residents home on leave can hunt & fish for free

Active duty non-residents stationed in South Carolina can get hunting & fishing licenses for the resident rate.

State Park Admission for Disabled Veterans

South Carolina permanently and totally disabled veterans can enter any state park at a reduced rate. Certain services may require an additional fee.

South Carolina Veterans Cemetery

The M.J. "Dolly" Cooper veterans cemetery is located in Anderson. Burial is open to honorably discharged SC resident veterans and their spouses. There is no charge for the veteran's burial and a small fee for the spouse. Dependent children may be eligible for burial. 

 

Visit the South Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs website for contact information and benefits assistance.



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