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Pretty Sure They Gave Me Smc S



My claim just went to complete on ebenefits. By doing a little math in pretty sure they awarded me SMC S. I thought something like this would be used for p&t vets or tdiu vets. But I am just scheduler. I haven't received my bbe yet so I can't be sure, but my AB8 letter still has a 5 year appointment.

Is there anything I have to do now that I have the S? Or are there any other benefits I can ask for now? Like having my wife be my caregiver if I have to quit working? Just need that p&t first.


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You must be a vet since 9/11 and you must be severely disabled this I know. How do you know you are SMC "S". Are you 160% on your rating?

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As far as I can calculate, yes. I believe I am at 170%. And I came to the conclusion based on math for the smc s rate plus my dependants. And yes, I am a post 9/11 veteran. Please correct me if my math is wrong on the percentage. But I'm pretty sure....


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We worked that part out. Our biggest fear is that I am going to have to quit working. At least that seems to be the general consensus. And while the extra money is nice, it's the insurance on my wife the 4 kids that worries us.

Would having the smc S make applying for caregiver status for my wife easier. Or are there any other the go that we can/should apply for to help ease the transition from a one income family to a va disability income only family.

Ssdi is an option, but don't you have to be p&t to get the expedited claim processing?

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You qualify for SSDI bud, and your 100% rating will help with that claim. As far as the VA Caregiver program, my Wife was approved for me a few months ago. It took us a while, and is very hard to get, but you should be able to, but you or her can not work bud. Good luck

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Yup, they awarded SMC S in addition to K, I didn't even ask for it. But it looks like the VA is stepping up their game. At least in San Diego. I hope this attention to detail goes nationwide.

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