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taylor88be8 last won the day on May 5 2018

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  1. What exactly does this mean? I. VA Interpretation of Public Law 111-275 Under this proposed rule, VA will directly implement 38 U.S.C. 1114(t), which states that an additional award of SMC is payable to a veteran who, as the result of service-connected disability, is in need of regular aid and attendance for the residuals of traumatic brain injury, is not eligible for additional compensation under 38 U.S.C. 1114(r)(2), and in the absence of such regular aid and attendance would require hospitalization, nursing home care, or other residential institutional care VA would
  2. No ma’am, that’s the appeal that was just awarded or granted by the BVA judge in Washington. My claim/case has been a bumpy road of zig zags, VA Raters at the local level denying,denying,denying when the evidence since 2012 has been highlighted, circled, marked with Red ink arrows Pointing out the evidence was clearly there to prove entitlement but they refused to grant it and it’s not kind “well , maybe they (VA Raters) never got it, or overlooked it, no thus was and has down right intentional. The VA Judge could tell and see what was happening and that’s why he did what he did,
  3. Thanks! What is a “implementing” decision from RO? Can my VARO change the decision that the VA judge granted?
  4. This updated on my Ebenefits yesterday? Why 2 (SMC-L)? Or just ebenefits typo? BVA Completed my Appeal on (May 14, 2019) JUDGE GRANTED : 1). COMPENSATION ISSUE 2). COMPENSATION ISSUE 3). COMPENSATION ISSUE 4). COMPENSATION ISSUE 5). MIGRAINES
  5. NOD, 


    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

    5). Migraines 


    Why 2 L’s?  Or just typo by ebenefits?







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    2. taylor88be8


      Thanks GBArmy!   I’ve waited a long time for sure! 

    3. broncovet


      You are gonna have to wait for the envelope, guessing on ebenefits is rarely productive. 

    4. asknod


      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).

      Be safe. 

  6. So the board of veteran appeals wanting a brief from my power of attorney, they requested the brief yesterday from the DAV, doesn’t mean good or bad news? just continue to wait. Lol.. Do they usually request “briefs” often when your appeal is with board of veteran appeals? thanks for the responses!
  7. Finally decided to call and talk to the VA board of veterans appeals today and the guy said on February 5th the judge sent my claim for a “Brief” to my power of attorney which is the DAV or Disabled American Veterans. Does anyone know what a “Brief” is for the DAV? just curious Thanks
  8. I guess there is no real answer to this. It been dealing with jacked up awards from from my VA Regional or the typical “they didn’t see it” since 2012, especially with SMC/Special Monthly Compensation to start was medically Retired in (2012) for PTSD/Cognitive Impairement from IED Blast in Afghanistan. When I medically retired in 2012, I was already approved and awarded for SSDI for TBI, Migraines,PTSD,Adjustment Disorder from SSDI all service related disabilities, then a month after I retired and sent home I was approved for the VA Caregiver on the highest Tier level with my spouse now ex
  9. Broncovet, Good Morning and I appreciate this forum and the information I'm receiving, but I wanted to respond to applied for disability within a year of service, yes sir, I was medically retired thru the VA IDES medboard, so basically I medically retired from the Army on (June 26,2012) and the next day on (June 27,2012) I had my ratings which is the 60 Percent and being underrated that I speak of. My (permanent & Total) "Effective Date" says (June 27,2012) for TDIU P&T but they have twice denied it through the higher level review and supplemental claim and leaving the Effect
  10. I’m getting the awards and I’ll submit them for you to review real quick
  11. No Sir.. They made my effective date of SMC-L (March 24,2018) the same day that they made the 70% TDIU P&T to 100% P&T Scheduler of PTSD So do I have issues here then? With dates?
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