What/Where is the CFR# that states a veteran don't need a 60% rating above the 100% to meet the criteria for SMC?
They could be ''under special circumstances'' a veteran could qualify for SMC but thats all I know of? or'' loss of use '' possibly a disease like multiple sclerosis
Housebound Benefits (Category S)
Special Monthly Compensation under Category S is given if
– The veteran is completely and permanently housebound, meaning that the veteran cannot leave his area of abode (this can include his own home, a hospital ward, or a care facility) at all, and this is expected to be the case for the rest of his life
– The veteran has at least one condition rated 100% and another, unrelated condition rated 60% (different body system or different type of disability—can’t both affect the arm, etc. This one does not have to be service related.)
This Special Monthly Compensation is given INSTEAD of Special Monthly Compensation under Categories L through O.
Hey. I'm 100% VA rated. So VA freaking owes me like $40K in back pay (by their own admission when they sent me my letter). And, my college age daughter who will graduate next semester (I've sent her school registration forms every semester for 3 1/2 years) is STILL not on my award.
I've called VA, written VA, called state VA (TX), called and written my Senators, Congressman, the VFW, attorneys, VSOs, and spent numerous hours on hold for VA to find out when I may possibly expect to see this corrected. All I get is: the VA is way behind, and new claims are processed first.
I get it. But we're talking 40 THOUSAND DOLLARS!!
I have had a car repossessed, my home foreclosed on, filed bankruptcy and currently have to live with my in-laws because that is all we can afford. When I said this to the state VA representative, he told me that since my bankruptcy was discharged already, and I am not technically homeless, and can drive my in-laws car, VA won't push my claim to the top because my life is not in "distress".
WTF? I've lost everything. I'm seeing a shrink for depression, anxiety, and panic attacks, and have almost lost my marriage as well.
Is there ANY organization, legal representation, or ANYONE who can help? Does any one out there give a f*ckin rat's a$$?!
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