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Does any one know how they award the SMC rates I have 100% T&P, 100 , 60%, 30% plus SMC and 4 10% I was give an L award plus K is this correct rating ,also in my award letter I don't see anything about A&A although this was applied for and the C&P examining doctor stated that I have 2 different medical conditions that require A&A .

thanks Leroy

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You've probably already heard from the VA by now, but, A&A is covered by your SMC award. If you have 2 separate conditions that require aid and attendance, and they are not related to each other, you will probably get 2 L awards. By regulation, L + L = O, the highest statutory rate. Since you have separate conditions totaling at least 60%, over and above your 100%, you will probably also be awarded an S.

Now, since my official award letter has not arrived yet, I don't know if that S will get you any extra money. It might, after all, subsection S is not covered by a statutory limit restricting it to the maximum O award.

There's a good chance that the O award will be adjusted upward, depending on your A&A needs, to the R1 level. The R2 level requires that your care need be such as to require assistance by a licensed care provider, or under the direction of a licensed care provider.

Congratulations on getting your award! My DH would have been ecstatic on receiving his, had he lived. He missed it by less than 6 months.

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