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Mrs Dazz

Discouraged From Filling For Increase Of Smc

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DAV representative discouraging me from asking for increase of SMC. It seems to be a reoccurring problem. They say that if I ask for an increase, they will/could reduce my compensation rating which is at 100%. I currently receive SMC-S.

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Are you SMC S because you are housebound or Statuatory (100 plus 60)

To increase to the next level would be L and that requires aid and attendance. In order to receive any additional SMC, You need to be blind, Missing limbs, or have neurological deficits that treat the limbs the same as they are missing.

SO in general, if you are not getting A and A then forget about it because it will not happen.

J

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We all get scared, I have a FDC in for an increase. I always get scared that they could reduce our %s or Dollars rather than increase. You just have to decide if it is worth it for you.

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jbasser,

I was born in KY, beautiful state.

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SMC S Housebound. I need some help. Walking at times difficult, use a walker on occasion. Vision is poor. Not sure what else you need to know.

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