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Hi everyone.  I have a question about SMC S and K.  I am 100% P&T. Am I entitled to SMC-S? I have the following ratings:

major depressive disorder recurrent    70%

obstructive sleep apnea    50%

benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)  40%

scar anterior neck status post tracheostomy  30%

sciatica, right lower extremity  40%

sciatica, left lower extremity  20%

deviated septum status septoplasty and bilateral turbinate reduction    10% (replaced by next line?)

allergic rhinitis with deviated septum status septoplasty and bilateral turbinate reduction (previously rated under DC6502)  10%

sinusitis  10% (secondary to above)

gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd)    10%

right medial epicondylitis 10%

scar, left thumb s/p laceration. 0%

hypertension    0%

Also, how does SMC-K work for loss of creative organ?  I am not rated for it, but I do mention it with my VA mental health doc from time to time?  
 
Thanks everyone. 

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To get SMC K you need to apply or it with medical evidence,

& have a VA  E.D. Diagnose ,if you have that and can prove loss of use of organ  from direct military service or a secondary disability and or VA Prescribe medications and  a Dr to state this is related to your ED.

E.D. is a non rated disability and usually S.C. at 0% but paid an additional 103.53 $$ monthly with all your other PAYMENTS

You should contact your local VA regional office for information about applying for SMC. In determining eligibility for SMC, the VA must review the applicable medical evidence and then make a decision regarding the level of SMC to be paid.

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I think men have a much high success rate with SMC K as they can get viagra prescribed, women there is no medication, we can complain and have it noted about the sexual side effects of our meds and very few of us get SMC K for the impact the meds do to our sex lives.  Another kick in the ass from uncle sam for female vets.  Good thing we are used to it after all these years lol.

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Thanks Buck. I don’t yet have a diagnosis of E.D., but after hoping things would get better for 2 years, I’ve decided to pursue it. I just had an appointment with my MH doc and he mentioned that the blood pressure meds could be doing it. I have an appointment with my primary care doc at the VA in a few weeks and I’ll make sure to discuss it then. 

Any idea on the SMC-S?  If I’m understanding what I’ve been reading, then I don’t qualify because I do not have a single item rated at 100%, nor am I TDIU. I am 100% P&T though. Thanks for the help!

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Sometimes I feel like a broken record.  There are 2 ways to get to SMC S, not one.  

For Statuatory SMC S, yea, you probably need a single 100 percent rating.  

However, for "housebound in fact" you need to be "substantially confined" to your premesis, and unable to leave the home "for work".  

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