Special Monthly Compensation (SMC)

Special Monthly Compensation (SMC) is available to Veterans who have severe service connected anatomical losses as well as injuries that require Aid and Attendance. The disabilities VA can consider for SMC include:

  • a need for Aid and Attendance, or Housebound Status due to service connected disabilities.
  • loss, or loss of use, of a hand or foot
  • immobility of a joint or paralysis
  • loss of sight of an eye (having only light perception)
  • loss, or loss of use, of a reproductive organ
  • complete loss, or loss of use, of both buttocks
  • deafness of both ears (having absence of air and bone conduction)
  • inability to communicate by speech (complete organic aphonia)
  • loss of a percentage of tissue from a single breast, or both breasts, from mastectomy or
    radiation treatment

Higher Rates are Also Available

If you have any of these disabilities, or a combination of these disabilities, the VA will pay rates higher than 100%.If you are a Veteran who is service-connected at the 100% rate and you are housebound, bedridden, or so helpless as to need the aid and attendance of another person, then payment of additional SMC can be considered. The amount of SMC will vary depending on the level of disability.


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