Traumaitc Brain Injury Post

Special Monthly Compensation

Special Monthly Compensation for Traumatic Brain Injuries The 2010 Veterans Benefit Act authorized Special Monthly Compensation for Traumatic Brain Injuries (SMCt). These changes may affect many former service members who struggle with various forms of TBIs. In June 2018, the Veterans Administration finally issued a rule implementing that Congressional directive. SMCt is one of the …

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Special Monthly Compensation

Special Monthly Compensation

What is Special Monthly Compensation (SMC)? Special Monthly Compensation (SMC) is a higher rate of compensation paid to Veterans due to special circumstances.  Like the need of aid and attendance by another person.  Or by specific disability.  Such as a loss of use of one hand or leg. What Qualifies For Special Monthly Compensation  Loss, …

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SMC Category K blog

SMC Category K

What is SMC Category K under Special Monthly Compensation? In addition to Regular VA Disability, SMC Category K gives extra Special Monthly Compensation based solely on the loss of (amputation or removal) or loss of use of a body part or function. Category K can be given even if the condition does not qualify for …

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SMC Category S

SMC Category S

What is Special Monthly Compensation SMC Category S? SMC Category S is a separate level of  Special Monthly Compensation that addresses Housebound Benefits.  Housebound status is another type of SMC that entitles a veteran to additional compensation. Additional benefits are available if they are confined to their home because of their service connected disability. And …

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SMC Level O

SMC Level O

Understanding the Different Levels of SMC Level O Special Monthly Compensation SMC Level O bears the highest degree of severity.  Consequently SMC Level O contains the highest SMC rates. When you are trying to determine which category you might qualify for SMC, remember only one Special Monthly Compensation (SMC) rating can be given for Categories …

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SMC LEVEL N½

SMC Level N ½

Different Levels of SMC Level N ½ Special Monthly Compensation SMC Level N ½  is given to eligible veterans with particularly significant impairments or combinations of disabilities. To Be Eligible The following conditions qualify for a N ½ Level Rating for Special Monthly Compensation (SMC):  Amputation of one elbow and amputation of one arm so …

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SMC Level M ½

SMC Level M1/2

Different Levels of SMC Level M1/2 Understanding the Different Levels of SMC – Level M1/2.  There are several different levels for Special Monthly Compensation.  A condition can only be categorized under ONE of the categories between L and O. The following conditions qualify for a rating under Level M ½: Level M ½ Amputation of …

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SMC Level M

SMC Level M

Different Levels of SMC Level M Understanding the Different Levels of SMC Level M.  The VA will give additional disability pay called Special Monthly Compensation (SMC) in cases where the disability is so severe that the regular ratings are not fair or adequate. For example, the loss of one hand and a foot is more …

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SMC - Level L½

SMC Level L½

Different Levels of SMC Level L½ Understanding the Different Levels of SMC Level L½.  The VA can pay additional compensation to a Veteran who, as a result of military service, incurred the loss or loss of use of specific organs or extremities. Special Monthly Compensation (SMC) is paid to a veteran who incurred the loss …

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