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Smc, What Do I Qualify For?



What type of SMC would I qualify for? I am 100% PT and the percentages are as follows:

70% depression PTSD, lumped into Mood disorder

60% Interstitual cystitis

30% Gerds

30% L foot

20% R foot

10% Scar

I received a decision in Sept 2010 and I appealed using a DRO. They denied connection for lung disorders from recurrent aspiration pneumonia. They also denied aid and attendance. May 2011 I had a Compensation and Pension exam. In that report the doctor wrote the following. " It as at least likely as as not the veterans recurrent pneumonias are directly due to the service connected GERD." The same doctor also wrote about activities, " Extremely limited for all chores and activities. This is due to a combination of respiratory and musculoskeletal problems." I am on oxygen at all times so this disability would be 100% in itself. I am still waiting for a decision from the DRO.

In the meantime, the va gave me an electric chair for my relentless foot pain and difficult breathing. I was referred to a va home nurses program that is still being set up.

I would welcome any comments or suggestions.

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Your Oxygen should be rated at 100 percent.

As long as the rest of your disabilities ad up to 60 percent per VA math then you would be entitled to SMC S.

The other SMC's are related to loss of use or combinations of loss of use.


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If your lung disease is found to be service connected it will be rated 100% because of the oxygen use. I suspect if your given a 100% rating for the lungs you will also be awarded aid and attendance my guess would be at L 1/2. Best of luck on your de novo appeal...

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