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  1. hello, i was told to look into something called smc l. i dont know if i qualify or not. i was given a 100% permanent and total rating in 2015. here are my ailments. biploar disorder 70% Asthma due to jet fuel exposure 60% cystic acne due to jet fuel exposure 30% carpal, allergies, tinnitus each at 10% i also get ssdi 100% and they require me to use my sister to manage my finances. my sister also basically serves as my caregiver. without her i dont believe i can function. she does everything for me from finances, to taking me to appts, to reminding me and sometimes helping me clean. and more. would i be able to apply for smc-l and if so how would i go about doing it. i overheard a family member discussing it with my sister and mom the other day. and it sounds very helpful. thank you
  2. My current VA rating for veteran w/spouse is being paid SMC L1 since 2018. Last month I won my BVA appeal for CRPS both upper extremities but my rating did not change. The board granted the appeal but sent it back to the Houston RO to rate. Should I be rated "R" for having two separate L1 ratings or do you think I should be rated higher (at least O)? Can you become an HadIt patron with a 1 time donation? Be happy too. Current rated disabilities: L1 - Loss of use both feet rated on 8/24/2020 effective date 1/26/2018 (7-foot surgeries resulting in permanent use of mobility devices) L1 - (A&A) permanent need for Aid and Attendance rated on 8/24/2020 effective date 8/21/2019 (on account of being so helpless due to complex regional pain syndrome & lumbar degenerative arthritis with intervertebral disc syndrome) 100% - 8/24/2020 effective date 1/26/2018 loss of use of both feet 30% - 4/10/2014 lumbar degenerative arthritis with intervertebral disc syndrome (CRPS in all four extremities) 20% - 06/05/2015 complex regional pain syndrome left upper extremity 30% - 02/05/2020 complex regional pain syndrome right upper extremity 20% - 04/10/2014 left lower extremity complex regional pain syndrome with tibial nerve impairment 20% - 04/10/2014 right lower extremity posterior complex regional pain syndrome with tibial nerve impairment 10% - 10/09/2014 tinnitus 00% - 10/09/2014 bilateral hearing loss 20% - 05/25/2016 left ankle tendonitis and chronic regional pain syndrome 20% - 05/25/2016 right ankle tendonitis 10% - 04/12/2012 scar, s/p right plantar fasciectomy, thigh graph, fibromatosis 20% - 04/12/2012 scars, s/p left plantar fasciectomy, thigh graph, fibromatosis 10% - 04/12/2012 s/p left plantar fasciectomy, thigh graph, fibromatosis (now rated as bilateral) thank you, Steve
  3. I received my award letter today and was granted increase to 100 ptsd/mdd/somatic syndrome disorder. previously I was awarded smc L in April for being so helpless,... but didn't have a single 100 rating in April... the VARO made an error...so now I think the VARO corrected the mistake in my April award and corrected it in my July award because I have a single 100 rating for ptsd...Question:My previous award or current award didn't include a Rating Decision Code Sheet, so do I call 800# to request this document?I don't know what disabilities the VARO is including in my helpless SMC L award in my A&A form. Question:If one or more of my disabilities in listed my original A&A form had ratings 60% or lower and in the future they became worse like "loss of use" and I requested a rating increase in the future... would that rating be considered 1/2 step or whole step or additional SMC L or not because it was included in the original A&A form...confusedcurrent disabilities: 100 ptsd, 60 ivds, 50 bilateral feet, 20 hip, 20 hip, 10 hip, 10 hip, 10 tinnitus, 10 tendinitis, 10% left footdrop, 10% right footdrop, neurogenic bowel control 0% and neurogenic bladder 0%.Question:If any disability worsen in the future to "loss of use"...would any of disabilities be rated as a second SMC L?
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