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Just rec'd an updated rating IU/100% + 60 (IU for TBI and a host of other things)... my notification letter stated "entitlement granted for SMC housebound criteria being met". I've read a bunch of information here but I am still unable to determine based on my situation which SMC category I would come under (L, M, or S).

Any help from those of you that understand this better than I do is much appreciated.

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Although you were not (necessarily) found to be found housebound in fact, you qualify for "statutory housebound" because you have a single disability "rated as if" it were 100% disabling ADDENDUM: plus other service connected disabilities that combine to 60% or more. . The rules are at 38 CFR 3.350(i)(1) http://www.benefits....ART3/S3_350.DOC .

The entitlement is SMC(s) http://www.vba.va.go...ates/comp02.htm .

Just rec'd an updated rating IU/100% + 60 (IU for TBI and a host of other things)... my notification letter stated "entitlement granted for SMC housebound criteria being met". I've read a bunch of information here but I am still unable to determine based on my situation which SMC category I would come under (L, M, or S).

Any help from those of you that understand this better than I do is much appreciated.

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I had to file a CUE when I found about IU plus 60%= housebound. I got my IU plus 60% about one year ago when this was being sorted out in the courts. I am glad the VA is granting HB when a vet gets total plus 60%. I would bet the VA has not gone back and looked at the many cases of vets with total plus 60% and granted HB with retro. I got two years of retro HB.

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I don't want to get into the issue whether this strictly was a CUE or not.

The interpretation of 38 CFR 3.350(i)(1) changed in 2009. Page 4 of this link http://www.dav.org/v...ins/2009-10.pdf gives a pretty good synopsis.

I had to file a CUE when I found about IU plus 60%= housebound. I got my IU plus 60% about one year ago when this was being sorted out in the courts. I am glad the VA is granting HB when a vet gets total plus 60%. I would bet the VA has not gone back and looked at the many cases of vets with total plus 60% and granted HB with retro. I got two years of retro HB.

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Thanks, this was very helpful.

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Although you were not (necessarily) found to be found housebound in fact, you qualify for "statutory housebound" because you have a single disability "rated as if" it were 100% disabling. The rules are at 38 CFR 3.350(i)(1) http://www.benefits....ART3/S3_350.DOC .

The entitlement is SMC(s) http://www.vba.va.go...ates/comp02.htm .

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I had to file a CUE when I found about IU plus 60%= housebound. I got my IU plus 60% about one year ago when this was being sorted out in the courts. I am glad the VA is granting HB when a vet gets total plus 60%. I would bet the VA has not gone back and looked at the many cases of vets with total plus 60% and granted HB with retro. I got two years of retro HB.

So are you saying that If I am 100% P&T which includes one single disability at 60%, I am entitled to HB?

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