glider222

Was I Entitled To Smc All These Years?

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I have been reading these topics today. My question is I was granted IU P&T for bipolar, at 70%. I am

SC for sleep apnea 50%, dd c spine 20%, and hypothyroidism 10%. I am also SC for 5 other conditions at 0%. I have been IU P&T since November of 2001.

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Im gonna guess "yes".

It is a little unclear if its 100 plus 60 (added) or 100 plus 60 (combined). I think you get it either way, tho.

Expect VA to fight you tooth and nail for this, but maybe not.

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Im gonna guess "yes".

It is a little unclear if its 100 plus 60 (added) or 100 plus 60 (combined). I think you get it either way, tho.

Expect VA to fight you tooth and nail for this, but maybe not.

After the 100% (usually a single condition) the VA likes to use combined. There is an argument that the 100% consumes the combined method, and all after should be added.

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Is this something worth pursuing? I do not want undo attention fro VA.

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Yes, its worth it. I think SMC S is about 340 per month. Since you get the OLD rate when ever there is retro, you still are looking at 300 per month average times 14 years...that's "about" a 50,000 retro.

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Wow! I could pay off all my debt.... I am just so afraid to do anything. It would be incredibly stressful for me at this time if I have defend my ratings. Based on the way the VA works, looking to reduce Veterans.

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