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If your 100%? then that makes it a little easier  ''so to speak''

  Its getting to the 100% that's hard for a veteran if he don't get that rating the first time, then he has to fight for the 100%  that's just VA way,  if your already at 100%  you can ask for an increase or file for another contention to get service connected ( you can use PRESUMPTION on a contention ) If you qualify? and a rating  then they use the SMC Calculating table to combined the two ratings  to see if you meet the SMC Criteria  

 

so for from what you stated if your 100% rated now you will need an additional 60% rating as broncovet mention above.

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I am 100 percent for mental health reasons already and have two doctors forms saying I need aid and attendance am I understanding you all correctly I have to be 100 percent and 60 percent to qualify? I thought 100 percent was enough for at least a L level. Am I misunderstanding you?

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I am 100% P&T.

I have no other SC %.

My Wife and I submitted two vA FORM JUN 2008 21-2680 along with two Nexus letters; One nexus letter for each vA form 21-2680 submitted. Five months later Aid & Attendance (L) was granted.

I composed the vA form and Nexus letters and my two private doctors (non vA) signed off with no hesitation. vA doctors may help, but probably not.

The big surprise was not being forced to do C&P exams. The vA did call to schedule C&P exams, but I told them I could no longer travel 200 miles in a car.

MyHealteVet showed vA doctors reviewed the two 21-2680 forms and Nexus letters, and did not disagree. Five months later I got SMC (L).

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GREAT News!

I hope the EED was correct.

You had excellent evidence to warrant the SMC L award.

And evidence is what it all takes!

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