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I am 100% PTSD with 50% hearing service connected. I have sleep ap machine AND am border line Diabetic would I qualify for SMC and what rate Thanks for your help.

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Well, the rule says total plus 60%. I would try and get the other problems SC'ed. Borderline DMII is DMII. If you have one fasting glucose abover 124 that is strong evidence of DMII.

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If your PTSD induces agoraphobia than you would qualify for an S rating or another 300 + a month.

If you have issues with bathing, personal hygiene, feeding, cooking and several other you could qualify for A&A benefits. The payment for that is 1950 a month.

If you search Hadit there is a lot of info on A&A and SMC.

Good Luck

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If I understood this you have 100% for PTSD and separate 50% for HL----

you could consider what Pete said ( the Housebound benefit) and/or -when was last time your hearing was checked? Has it gotten worse?

http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=d0ba0dea5c2db2b1247e98e07ca7a10a&rgn=div6&view=text&node=38:1.0.1.1.5.2&idno=38

under 4.87 are the audio ratings.

And what John said too as to the Diabetes.

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I will try to give you more infomation, excuse my typing it is hard for me. I have hearing aids and they say my hearing loss is profound. MY doctor says my fasting glucose was 130, I am over weight,and suffer fom major depression. I asked a dva service officer and he said that opening the possibility of smc could cause the va to lower my ratings and I could loose my 100% benifits. He said I am better of not opening any new claims and keep what they have given me. I realy feel being expose to agent orange is starting to have systoms for me, and I am having concerns for my life and for my wife and what would happen to her if I was gone. thanks for your help

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