Hold on here Hoss
How long ago was this? I mean if they are suppose to give the SMC -When I veteran gets P&T And usually the only way to get P&T IS TO BE RATED 100% or TDIU.
I have been rated TDIU P&T the last 13 1/2 Years concurrently and never was awarded the SMC-S???during this time
I get it now only b/cLast year I filed a PTSD Claim and got 70% on top of my TDIU P&T And that's a mandatory rating b/c the criteria was met for the SMC-S
When or where do the CRF'S Mention a veteran gets P&T Then he should also qualify for SMC?
I need to know this hell I might ask them hey where is my SMC BACK PAY THE LAST 13/1/2 YEARS.
Well did you look him in the eye and tell him what you need?
just be openly honest, and ask him to write you a letter connecting them to one another(disability's) this is called a Nexus letter
just take some medical records pertinent to what your asking maybe DD-214 ec,,ect and ask for his opinion .
the Dr can keep it short but get to the point..b/c you don't need a long drawn out letter,,,,those rated will not red all of it.
Found this in an appeals search, thought it might be helpful to some:
"The Veteran has current sleep apnea that is the result of obesity that had its onset in service."
In fact this person only "approached obesity"
"There is no dispute that the Veteran has currently diagnosed hypertension and sleep apnea. The VA examiner attributed these disorders to obesity.
The service treatment records document excessive weight in service that at least approached the level of obesity. Obesity was documented only a few months
after the Veteran left service and his weight was not reported at the time he left service. This evidence makes it at least as likely as not that the Veteran
became obese in service and that the obesity caused the current hypertension and sleep apnea. Resolving reasonable doubt in the Veteran's favor, the criteria
for service connection are met. 38 U.S.C.A. § 5107(b) (West 2014)."
This literally says, "the Veteran became obese in service"
OIG Investigation at various RO's have found that if you are rated 100% PT; you are entitled to SMC "S" BUT the RO's are failing to award based on thinking you need an additional 60%. If you do not leave your house for "work", you should be awarded SMC "S".