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"Extraschedular entitlement to Special Monthly compensation based on Aid and Attendance criteria being met is granted from August 20,2010. " Is this Aid and attendance or SMC or does it help me with a claim I have in for aid and attendance?

I understand by what I have read here but I was told by the call center that I still had a claim for aid and attendance in the works. I have currently in the system a claim for Housing grant to modify my current home and a claim that is in the Pending notification phase. I have called since I got this letter but the aid and attendance is still out there.

I am currently also awarded for the S ratting my ability to transfer and get around the house is limited and I need help getting dressed and other issues.

I have been holding off asking for an earlier effective date on a disability and not sure if it is worth the potential aggravation of my claims that are in. I had been retired from my fulltime job from a SC condition but at the time I was not SC for it. I had read up on this forum and thanks to you all I feel like I should have had been at least TDIU from the date I was forced to leave my civilian job. I submitted all of my civilian doctors and SSDI which clearly stated I was retired for my now SC disability but putting in for that for fear it would screw up my Aid and Attendance claim.

I am thankful now that my wife is able to be home more with me since she had to go from full time to PRN but since I am not a post 911 vet I am not disappointed I am just glad to have someone to help me.

I want to thank all of you for putting up with my questions over the long haul. Have a good day...

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