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Because of the below post in another thread

ALl SMC regs are found within 38 USC 1114. There are many levels of SMC and many types.

The "K" award is independent of the other forms of SMC.

The "S" covers Housebound or 100% SC plus separate 60 % SC disability.

Section 1151 disabilities also qualify for SMC consideration.

M21-1 clearly states that any veteran with potential for SMC will be given SMC consideration.

Usually any 100% award will (should)trigger VA to state that they considered SMC

and either awarded or they will give reason for denial of SMC which the veteran can appeal.

The criteria for the numerous types of SMC is surely all here under a search and too lengthy to type here again-

It often takes a very thorough review of medical records for a vet to determine what SMC criteria they should be in.

It can become complex. I asked VA for SMC accrued at the "M" or "R" level (forget which one)based on the clinical record of my husband and

sent the established medical evidence to support that level of SMC.

I feel a claimant should assess what level they should be at when they file the claim- and this helps them focus on the specific evidence they need.

SMC levels -the lowest is the K award- $ 89.00 per month and the highest is SMC R-2

A vet rated at SMC R-2 with one dependent spouse gets $7,209 per month in comp.

It isnt a question of how ratings add up- more a question of the level of disabilities-

This case shows a vet in the SMC "M" criteria - the higher the levels go- the more catastrophic the disabilities are-


I got to post what I got percentage wise and ask what to research, and where to research

Depression/PTSD 70 %

Heart Disease 60 %

Kidney Disease 60%

Sleep Apnea 50%

prostititus 20%

herniated disc 20%

Left knee 10 %

Right Knee 10%

Tinitus 10%

Vertigo 10%

ED SMC $89


320 % Service Connected

there is other stuff on appeal and stuff not rated yet

just give me a link please'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''

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