Single Status Update
Ebenefits just updated my benefits status with these Different SMC’s?
Board of Appeals was completed by a judge on a (May 14,2019)
Judge Granted :
1). Compensation Issue
2). Compensation Issue
3). Compensation Issue
4). Compensation Issue
Why 2 L’s? Or just typo by ebenefits?
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SMC is recorded differently than any other benefits. What you have been awarded is SMC L 1/2. That's the SMC P you see. P is a catchall for a bunch of things and each is described in the regulation but they could never list every possible combination of disabilities in P which will cover all the possibilities.
They have given you SMC at the S rate in the past but you have qualified for it again at some point-hence the S-1/ S-2 designations. They don't pay it to you twice. They have awarded you SMC at the L rate for being so helpless as to be in need of A&A (L-1). In addition, you have a rating that is over 50% that is separate and distinct from whatever you got the L for. This "kicks" you up a half-step under §3.350(f)(3). VA classifies this as SMC L 1/2 + K or SMC P. If you had a separated 100% rating unrelated to the A&A rating, they would bump you up a full step to SMC M under §3.350(f)(4).
The SMC L-1 is for another qualification for A&A (possibly) but it would be pyramiding to pay you for it. Nevertheless, they still list it. As the other folks said, wait for the magic paper- but it will say SMC P (L 1/2 +K).