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Philip Rogers

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Three plus yrs ago I helped a vet, whom I'd never met at the time, who had been receiving 50%, since VN, for wounds, file a claim for PTSD. They gave him 100% schedular for PTSD right out the door, w/o any appeals or anything. They failed to address Housebound (HB)as an inferred issue. In Feb of this yr, I sent a letter advising them of their error. Last week they called a CUE on themselves and awarded HB, retro to the date of the 100% schedular ward and deposited the retro in his account. Needless to say he likes me. I guess some vets are just lucky!

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That is just great Philip-

When the medical evidence warrants SMC and they do not consider SMC as inferred issue, they have committed a C

This is same basis as my CUE for SMC accrued.

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where is that VARO it sure can't be the one I am using glad to hear a great story thanks for sharing

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Phil:

Thanks for helping another Veteran. What did you cite to get them to call the CUE. I have a DRO Hearing on Oct 18th on that vary issue.

Pete

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Phil, Good for you and that Vet! We are fortunate to have the same Hadit family name. Shared stories here are like the odd question presented to a lecturer; someone else in the audience usually benefits too. cg

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Pete, here's the text of the claim. I do stand corrected, in that he was 60% when they awarded the 100% schedular, for PTSD and that's why he got the HB SMC so easily.

Dear Sirs:

Please consider this a claim for Special Monthly Compensation (SMC).

When a claimant is awarded 100% schedular for PTSD, inferred issues for SMC, such as Housebound and Aid and Attendance must be decided. No decision was made and therefore those issues remain open. Additionally I have multiple ratings which should add up to the 100% + 60% criteria for SMC.

Further I feel I am eligible for SMC because I am unable to leave my home to earn a living. I cannot do any cooking because I get distracted and I forget I’ve put something on the stove until the smoke detector goes off and I remember I’ve got something cooking. So there are safety issues, also.

Thanking you in advance, for your anticipated assistance, I remain . . .

Phil:

Thanks for helping another Veteran. What did you cite to get them to call the CUE. I have a DRO Hearing on Oct 18th on that vary issue.

Pete

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I like it short and sweet and to the point.

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