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I have the following serviced connected / Rated disabilities and want to know if I can receive SMC.

1.PTSD at 80%

2. IHD tied to AO and PTSD at 60%.

Might go to 100% as my recent C&P showed 3-5 METS with unstable angina,dizziness,syncope

3.Lumbrosacral or Cervical Strain at 50%

4.Paralysis of sciatic nerve at 10%

5.Hypertensive vascular disease at 10% / 5 way by-pass

6. Loss of motion ring or little finger at 0% ./ VA operated on my finger when I returned from Vietnam in 1970.

They said they could fix the pip joint and when I woke up they had fussed the bond in a fix position. I have been fighting this rating for 42 years.

7 Scars from wounds at 0%

8. New rating coming of ED

Thanks

RT

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You should be able to get SMC "K" for the ED. Are you TDIU? If you are TDIU plus 60% you should be eligible for SMC "S". If you are actually housebound then you could also apply for "S" but you have to prove it unless you are total plus 60%. You must be very, very close to actual 100% with those ratings. If your IHD goes to 100% then you would sure be in line for "S" and maybe more if you need help taking care of yourself.

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Hi John,

Thanks for the information.

I am at TDIU with the PTSD and then 60% with the IHD. Can you tell me what the amount is for SMC "K" or SMC "S".

RT

You should be able to get SMC "K" for the ED. Are you TDIU? If you are TDIU plus 60% you should be eligible for SMC "S". If you are actually housebound then you could also apply for "S" but you have to prove it unless you are total plus 60%. You must be very, very close to actual 100% with those ratings. If your IHD goes to 100% then you would sure be in line for "S" and maybe more if you need help taking care of yourself.

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"K" is around 90 dollars and "S" is about 300 dollars. We are not talking about a huge amount of money considering the loss.

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If you have any qualifying disabilities that can be rated under CFR 3.350(K) then you may receive up to 3 'K' awards as long as you have 0% compensation up to 'N' smc. 'K' awards may not be added to R1 or R2. To have any other smc (L to O)you need at least a 100% statuatory rating.

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