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Does anyone know the Diagnostic code on the rate sheet for SMP housebound? I looked up the others, but can not find SMP housebound. The regulations are as clear as mud. First, it looks like 100% is required for SMP Housebound. (in most circumstances). However, if you do get 100 percent you wont collect "any" money for SMP housebound, because VA wont pay pension and compensation but pays the greater of the 2. So, they tell me that even tho I was awarded SMP housebound, I dont get paid for it. I think that is wrong, tho, and they just forgot to key in the code in the rate sheet for SMP housebound, the computer generates "0" for it even tho I have been awarded the same. That makes no sense, to require 100 percent for housebound, then exclude you from housebound pension because you make too much money. Its catch 22. I looked at my "rate sheet" and there are no codes for my award of SMP Pension. Im thinking that may be a mistake. You see, SMP Pension HOUSEBOUND is paid in addition to pension. So it kind of sounds like the "housebound" portion of SMP pension does not conflict with a Vetran getting 100 percent compensation.