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  1. I think we may need more details, but 100% for PTSD alone should infer SMC consideration. Agoraphobia is a cherry on top. If they didn't consider SMC when making your 2012 decision you may have a CUE case.
  2. whoami?

    SMC (S) Overlooked

    Is there anyone here that is willing to guide me in filing a CUE claim?
  3. whoami?

    SMC (S) Overlooked

    I understand what you are saying. But I am just trying to make sure I have my ducks in a row to close this matter as it pertains to my claim. The VA has failed to even introduce HB which should be automatic for a veteran with my issues. I am seeking council from the people of this forum because I know you guys have been through basically everything the VA has to offer.
  4. whoami?

    SMC (S) Overlooked

    I believe that my current situation warrants a CUE because VA never addressed or mentioned SMC (S) as an option for me when clearly it should have been being that they rated me 100% P&T for PTSD.
  5. whoami?

    SMC (S) Overlooked

    This is what I used as my basis that I qualify for smc s ...from asknod Housebound, as defined by Congress, means your disabilities keep youfrom leaving the house to go to work. In order to work, most of us have to leave the house-ergo having to stay home because you can’t work is what makes you “substantially housebound”. That’s a far cry from what VA tries to imply. Make sure you understand the difference. To me, being 100% schedular with a ripsnorting good case of the schizzies and being seventy-ish is a pretty good recipe for housebound all in itself. Why VA didn’t see that in Mr. Howell will remain a mystery for the ages.
  6. whoami?

    SMC (S) Overlooked

    I have been wrestling with the idea of applying for SMC (S) because I am 100% P&T PTSD, SSDI, and I don't work. I sent an IRIS message like 1 a.m. this morning. I don't have a copy of the message I sent but based off of my research I told them that they overlooked SMC (S) back to my new 100% rating in 2014 based off the fact that I can't work because of my disability. This is the response I received hours later. I don't think they even understand what I ask for....What should I do.... Page 7 of my award packet only talks about if I disagree with their decision but they never mentioned SMC (S). Recently you requested assistance from VA. Below is our response. If you wish to reopen this issue, you may do so within the next 14 days. Thank you for allowing us to be of service to you. Response By Email (Department of Veterans Affairs) (02/01/2017 ) Dear Mr. XXX: This is in response to your inquiry to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) dated February 1, 2017. VA is grateful to all Veterans for the service and individual sacrifice they made to our nation. Unfortunately, our decision regarding your special monthly compensation is now file, as your time to appeal our decision expired on January 2, 2016, as stated within our January 2, 2015, Notification letter, page 7. The National Resource Directory (NRD), http://www.nrd.gov/misc/about_us, is a resource website that connects wounded warriors, Service Members, Veterans, their families, and caregivers to programs and services that support them. Thank you for contacting us. If you have questions or need additional help with the information in our reply, please respond to this message or see our other contact information below. Sincerely yours, C. Boyd National IRIS Response Center Manager
  7. I have a 0% rating for a head injury and a 0% for erectile dysfunction. For SMC purposes does this equal 10%?
  8. whoami?

    Do I Qualify For Smc S?

    Thanks for your help asknod.
  9. whoami?

    Do I Qualify For Smc S?

    I will list the ratings and you guys let me know what you think. PTSD 100% P&T Radiculopathy left lower extremity 20% Left shoulder condition 10% Radiculopathy Right lower extremity 10% Rifght knee chondromalacia 10% Lumbosacral Strain 20% Chondromalacia left knee 10% Ed SMC K 0% Scalp 0%
  10. whoami?

    Do I Qualify For Smc S?

    Thanks for your response Mr. Rogers? How do I tell the VA to CUE themselves? Can you explain to me why I would want a hearing regarding the CUE request. I don't know how to do a NOD either but I'm sure I can find that info on this site. Currently i have a VSO but for what it's worth its too much of a hassle trying to track him down. How can I relinquish him from his duties?
  11. whoami?

    Do I Qualify For Smc S?

    I was recently granted 100% P&T. I have one rating thats 100% SC and I have a bunch of individual ratings that add up to 59 which should round up to 60. When VA decided my claim they didn't say anything about SMC but after doing some reading here I believe it should have been inferred last year when they decided my claim. Since it hasn't been a year should I ask for a reconsideration or file a NOD. How should I proceed?
  12. whoami?


    I would like to thank everyone here who directly or indirectly assisted me with my claim. Before I found this site I was lost...I just didn't understand the VA...well thats putting it mildly. After coming here I spent my countless sleepless nights doing research on these forums and arming myself for battle with the VA. I am very grateful for this site and the people here without you I'd still be going in circles with the VA. On the other hand thanks to you I was recently granted a very favorable decision. I would like to specially thank Navy04 for his help and guidance in both my VA claim and my SSDI claim he really helped me nail them both. I can't thank you guys enough for what you do every day. I don't know if I should piggyback on this post or start another one for some denied issues associated with this claim. I have chondromalachia in both knees rated at 10%. I also have radiculapathy in both legs rated at 20 and 10%. I had knee surgery last year and I was denied a rating for the cal/mcl knee surgery. Does anyone have any experience with this? How should I attack this situation. Also if anyone is wondering I am 100% P&T so I was thinking maybe I would just let sleeping dogs lie and just be content with what i have. But a part of me wants to fight for what I believe I deserve. I believe that I should have received a rating for my knee during and after the surgery. I had a very rude examiner for my knee and the entire time we bumped heads so he gave me a less than favorable write up for my knee. That was my fault but I felt like he was bullying me. That was a mistake on my part I just couldn't keep myself poised while under such baseless attacks from a stranger. At any rate what do you guys think I should do?
  13. If you are 100% P&T where do you sign up for the life insurance? I thought I saw it posted here but I cant seem to find it.
  14. Hey US Vet I printed a copy of the 100% award letter yesterday. Thanks a lot for you help and guidance during this trying time. I really mean that. You were a great attribute to me. Please keep helping veterans with their issues with the government.
  15. Prep For Notification as of this morning. I have been praying and thanking God.
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