Palmetto Warrior Connection is committed to the health and safety of our veterans, military spouses and their families as well as our fellow Palmetto Goodwill teammates. Out of an abundance of caution and keeping in mind Goodwill’s and PWC’s unwavering commitment to the health and well-being of our community, we are temporarily closing our offices, retail stores, donation centers, and training facilities from March 25 to April 13. If COVID-19 conditions improve before then, we will open sooner.

In the meantime, we’ve assembled a list of resources from several partner agencies that link you to various types of assistance during this remote period – financial assistance, employment links, health resources, and federal information. If you have any questions or issues, our staff is working behind the scenes from home offices to answer calls and emails.  Please contact us at 843-414-9736 or 843-566-0072 and leave a detailed message, or you can email us at info@palmettowarriorconnection.org.  One of our team will contact you within 48 hours.

Thank you and stay safe!

The Palmetto Warrior Connection Team

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**VA Extends Financial, Benefits and Claims Relief to Veterans**
April 3, 2020, 06:43:00 PM

Washington - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today a number of actions to provide Veterans with financial, benefits and claims help amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The financial relief actions include the following until further notice:

~Suspending all actions on Veteran debts under the jurisdiction of the Treasury Department.
~Suspending collection action or extending repayment terms on preexisting VA debts, as the Veteran prefers.

For benefit debts, Veterans can contact the VA Debt Management Center at 1-800-827-0648 to make arrangements.

For health care debts, Veterans can contact the Health Resource Center at 1-877-222-8387 to make arrangements.

The benefits and claims relief actions include giving Veterans the option to submit their paperwork late for the following actions:
perfecting claims
challenging adverse decisions
submitting Notices of Disagreement
submitting Substantive Appeals
responding to Supplemental Statements of the Case

Veterans requesting claim extensions can simply submit them with any late-filed paperwork and Veterans do not have to proactively request an extension in advance. For added convenience, VA will also accept typed/digital signatures instead of wet signatures on its forms. Those with questions can call 1-800-827-1000.

For Veterans who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and need immediate action on their appeals, as opposed to a filing extension, the Board of Veterans' Appeals will Advance their appeal on Docket (AOD). Click here to find out how to file for AOD and what documentation is required.

“As all Americans come together to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, we want Veterans to be focused on their health and safety,” VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said. “That’s why we’re taking action to give those with pending debts, claims and appeals greater flexibility during these challenging times.”
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Posting an update from the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston SC, March 31st:

"In the coming days, we will offer drive-up testing for Veterans referred by our VA team. Veterans experiencing symptoms – fever, new or worsening chronic cough, new or worsening chronic shortness of breath – should call our Telephone Advice Program (TAP) line at (843) 789-6400 or 1-888-878-6884 to speak with a nurse. If the Veteran needs to be tested for Coronavirus, they will be given an appointment to come to the VAMC drive-up testing site. In addition to calling first, consider using virtual care options such as telehealth or My HealtheVet Secure Messaging. Read VA’s latest information on the new coronavirus at www.publichealth.va.gov/n-coronavirus/."
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Dear Combat Injured Service Member of our Armed Forces,  As a combat injured service member, whether currently on active duty, medically retired or a veteran of our country’s recent battles, [...]

Training Schedule

Welding

  • (1)February 3rd – April 3rd
  • (2)April 20th – June 23rd
  • (3)July 27th – October 6th
  • (4)October 26th – December 30th

Culinary (Day)

  • (Day 1) March 9th – April 26th (Palmer)
  • (Day 2) TBD (Palmer) (Day 3) TBD (Palmer)

Culinary (Night)

  • (Night 1) March 9th – April 26th (Thornley)
  • (Night 2) TBD (Thornley)
  • (Night 3) TBD (Thornley)

Hospitality

  • (Session 1) March 16th – April 1st (Palmetto Goodwill)
  • (Session 2) May 4th – May 20th (Palmetto Goodwill)
  • (Session 3) September 15th – September 30th (Palmetto Goodwill)
  • (Session 4) November 2nd – November 18th (Palmetto Goodwill)

CDL – Weekdays

  • January 27th – February 21st
  • March 9th – April 3rd
  • April 13th – May 8th
  • June 1st – June 26th
  • July 6th – July 31th
  • August 10th – September 4th
  • September 14th – October 9th
  • October 19th – November 20th
  • December 7th – January 4th (2021)

CDL – Weekends

  • February 8th – April 5th
  • April 25th – June 21th
  • July 18th – September 13th
  • October 17th – December 13th

Manufacturing

  • April 6th – April 17th
  • July 13th – July 24th
  • October 19th – October 30th

HVAC

  • February 3rd – June 5th

10-Day Manufacturing Training Program Designed to Put Veterans to Work

As more manufacturing jobs move into the Lowcountry, Palmetto Warrior Connection is launching a 10-day training program designed to place local veterans into entry-level positions with opportunities for growth and long-term career advancement. The Veterans for Manufacturing program is a partnership between Goodwill, Palmetto Warrior Connection (PWC) and Palmetto Training, Inc. “Veterans are an important part of our mission and our comm…
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