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Smc Eligibility? And How To File For

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I have been rated 90% with unemployability p&t since 2002. One of my ratings is for 60% IHD . I received this back then before IHD was presumptive ao exposure because I was able to tie this in with my presumptive diabetes and lung cancer. I think I can now ask this rating be increased to 100% on its own because I have a muga scan showing ejection fraction or 30% with ischemia and mets of 3. My current ratings are that 60%, plus lung ca for 30%, another for 30%, another for 20%, and the last for 10%.Would it be in my best interest to file for smc award as it stands now or do I need to try for the increase to100% rating for IHD on its own to help qualify for smc. Also if I do decide to file for increase, would it be fasttracked? Does it look like I qualify for smc and if so what kind and how to apply for it? Thanks Hadit

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I think your IHD is part of your current TDIU award. If you got 100% for IHD on its own then you could get HB or maybe an even higher level of SMC.

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SMC of S or total plus 60 percent or be actually housebound.


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when you submit your claim, compile all your medical documentation and enclose it with a VA FM 21-526ez. This is a fully developed claim, which are taking a lot less time to adjudicate. These claims are taking around 5-7 months, depending on the VARO. If your medical doctor is with the VA, there is a block near the bottom of the form where you can list the VA hospital. But I would strongly suggest you requesting an re-evaluation for IHD.

Good luck!

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