Piedmont Chapter, MOAA, is a local and national organization supporting veteran issues (primarily benefits). We meet socially and are open to all military officers and NCOs.
Meeting 3rd Thursday: Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, Nov
The VA has announced a virtual class for Iraq and Afghan concerning its burn pit registry, how to manage common symptoms, and more. Join this class on Thursday, February 25, from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET. You can attend through your personal computer, smart phone, or tablet. To learn more and to register, go to the class flyer at https://go.usa.gov/xAP87. If you have trouble registering, email NJWRIISCEDTEAM@va.gov with the subject header “Air Hazards Class.”
The Dorn Hospital and the regional office remain closed.
The Anderson Clinic is looking at January 1 or so to return to normal business activity.
VA staff, even those working at home continue to process claims. The cycle time for claims is now about 6 to 8 months.
Beware: scammers are offering to show veterans how to hide selected service information to help themselves present claims. The scammers only want your help to get your money.
Emergency room visits MUST be a life or death situation and the VA must be notified within 72 hours.
Before you visit an urgent care type facility, be sure it is within the Urgent Care VA in-network provider. For Anderson, use AFC Urgent Care, 3710 Clemson Blvd, 29621.
All blue or brown water Navy claims are based on the location of the ship at the time of your service.
If you do use a local emergency care facility, either you, your representative or the emergency care facility MUST contact the Centralized Emergency Care Notification Call Center using either of the following resourced:
· Phone 844-724-7842 · Email VHAEmergencyNotification@va.gov
· The appropriate VA Official at the nearest VA Facility
This process will avoid some of the billing issues where the VA payment system is in the wrong place in the line of payments.
The Regional VA office in Columbia is closed until further notice due to Corona Virus cases within the facility.
Due to Covid-19, The DAV supported van rides to Dorn are not available until further notice.
Here is a link to anacronyms used by the VA for coding medical information: VA Health Care Acronyms : https://www.asheville.va.gov/ASHEVILLE/features/Decoding_VA_acronyms.asp
Vets Helping Vets Anderson Facebook
Anderson County Veteran Affairs
Service Dogs for Veterans
Quilts of Valor
Upstate Warrior Solutions
Quilts of Valor Anderson Facebook
Dorn Veteran’s Hospital
Anderson VA Clinic
Purple Heart Homes
Military Officers Association of America
Marine Corps League Detachment 1106
Navy League National website
American Legion, Post 14, Anderson
American Legion Post 14 Anderson Facebook
Purple Heart Homes Facebook
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Meets every Tuesday morning from 8am to noon at the American Legion
DAV is a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year. Annually, the organization provides more than 600,000 rides to veterans attending medical appointments and assists veterans with well over 200,000 benefit claims. In 2019, DAV helped veterans receive more than $21 billion in earned benefits. DAV’s services are offered at no cost to all generations of veterans, their families and survivors.
Veteran's Last Patrol
Agent Orange information for Air Force vets who were attached to C-123 aircraft during the Vietnam era.