Jump to content
  • Advertisemnt

  • 14 Questions about VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims

    questions-001@3x.png

    When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about ...
    Continue Reading
     
  • Ads

  • Most Common VA Disabilities Claimed for Compensation:   

    tinnitus-005.pngptsd-005.pnglumbosacral-005.pngscars-005.pnglimitation-flexion-knee-005.pngdiabetes-005.pnglimitation-motion-ankle-005.pngparalysis-005.pngdegenerative-arthitis-spine-005.pngtbi-traumatic-brain-injury-005.png

  • Advertisemnt

  • VA Watchdog

  • Advertisemnt

  • Ads

  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

    employment 2.jpeg

    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

  • Searches Community Forums, Blog and more

  • Ad Free Subscription.jpgOne Time Financial Gift.jpg

    Subscriptions and Gifts are NOT Tax Deductible. HadIt.com is NOT a Non Profit.

Okemos_Veteran74

SMC T Cases approved or denied at the board of veterans Appeals

Recommended Posts

Hello,

 

I have a request. I would like to research all of the cases where the board of veterans appeals approved or denied SMC tea benefits. Apparently I have not been typing in the correct search results because I haven't found a whole lot of information. If someone has been able to find more information could you please post a link with some better results?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ad

Try other search terms, not "SMC tea".  Maybe the following is why you cant find anything:  

According to Hill and Pontoon (a well respected Veterans law firm), the old "TBI" has been done away with and replaced, as follows:  

https://www.hillandponton.com/va-special-monthly-compensation-for-veterans-with-tbi-smc-t/

Quote
Mary Klements, Claims Advocate

VA Special Monthly Compensation for Veterans with TBI: SMC t

March 28, 2015/in Veterans /by Mary Klements, Claims Advocate

At Hill & Ponton, we see many Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) cases. TBI is a condition that is prevalent among Afghanistan and Iraq veterans, who were often exposed to roadside bombs (IEDs), fire bombs, and other explosives. Some residuals of traumatic brain injury are apparent right away; others take longer to manifest.

In 2008, the VA did an overhaul of the rating system for TBI, and added a new section to the VA regulations – 38 C.F.R § 3.310. Under the new rating schedule, veterans can be compensated for TBI in the following categories:

  1. Emotional/Behavioral residuals
  2. Physical (neurological) dysfunction
  3. Subjective symptoms
  4. Cognitive impairment residuals

Under this recent over haul of the rating system for TBI, the VA also recognized that the costs associated with TBI-related care can be astronomical. The VA established a Special Monthly Compensation benefit specifically for TBI cases (SMC t), under 38 U.S.C.S. § 1114 (t). This benefit pays at the highest possible level of Special Monthly Compensation (SMC R-2), but without stringent requirements of the SMC R-2 benefit.

In order to be eligible for this type of special monthly compensation, the veteran must be able to prove that, due to TBI residuals:

  1. The veteran is in need of aid and attendance
  2. The veteran would require hospitalization, nursing home care, or other residential institutional care in the absence of regular in-home aid and attendance.
  3. The veteran does not otherwise qualify for a higher level of Aid & Attendance under 38 U.S.C.S. § 1114 (R-2).

In order to be considered in need of Aid & Attendance, the veteran must demonstrate:

  • Inability to dress/undress without assistance
  • Inability to keep clean and presentable without assistance
  • Inability to feed oneself without assistance
  • Inability to attend to the wants of nature
  • Exposure to hazards/dangers incident to daily environment

This special monthly compensation benefit pays at the same rate as SMC (R-2).

 

Dependent Status

R.2 Dependent Status

R.2

Veteran Alone $8,318.95 Veteran with Spouse and One Child $8,599.72
Veteran with Spouse $8,481.02 Veteran with One Child $8,427.34
Veteran with Spouse and One Parent $8,611.08 Veteran with Spouse, One Parent and One Child $8,729.78
Veteran with Spouse and Two Parents $8,741.14 Veteran with Spouse, Two Parents and One Child $8,859.84
Veteran with One Parent $8,449.01 Veteran with One Parent and One Child $8,557.40
Veteran with Two Parents $8,579.07 Veteran with Two Parents and One Child $8,859.84
Additional A/A spouse. $148.64 Add for Each Additional Child Under Age 18 $80.52
    Each Additional Schoolchild Over Age 18 $260.13
    Additional A/A spouse $148.64

Source: http://www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/resources_comp02.asp

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

LOL

 

.HaHa Thank you AUTO-Dictate.

 

thanks for the response btw

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thats pretty impressive software, and its impressive you know how to use it.  Is this google?  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Our picks

    • Type 1 Diabetes recent onset!
      I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in September 2017 OUT OF NOWHERE.

      i am a Navy Reservist and deployed in later 2009 to mid 2010 and again later 2014 to mid 2015; had a 2 year recall between those deployments.  

      Only healthcare received since commissioning in 2008 was from the Navy and no issues EVER.

      insulin dependent and have dietary restrictions and in a non deployable status.

      VA denied initial claim due to Type 1 not showing on active duty and now appealing.

      Anyone with successful experience getting a rating with my circumstances?  I live in Upstate New York.
      • 9 replies
    • Agent Orange Kadena Afb Okinawa
      I am looking for anyone who was on Kadena AFB, Okinawa or .Chanute AFB, IL. My dad was there from Oct. 68-April 70. He has ichemic heart disease, diabetes which has resulted in the amputation of his right leg below the knee and peripheral neuropathy. We were denied in 2002 AMVETS filed a claim on his behalf for heart condition, diabetes and back problems. I refiled in December 2011 and have just received the claim statements and medical release forms. I am familiar with filling out this paper work because my husband is a combat veteran of Iraqi Freedom. I have been reading articles from the Japan times and I am a member of the Agent Orange Okinawa facebook page. Another thing that helps make my dad's case is that he was on Chanute AFB, IL and it is on the EPA Superfund list and has PCBs/Pesticides and Dioxins/Furans listed as ground and water contaminants. I welcome any advice, tips or articles that I may have missed in my own research.
        • Like
      • 15 replies
    • CBO Options for Reducing the Deficit: 2019 to 2028 Published Dec 2018
      CBO Options for Reducing the Deficit: 2019 to 2028 - This CBO Report has been making the news. This post includes parts relevant to veterans. Nothing has been decided as of yet and some seem very unlikely but you never know. Forewarned is Forearmed.

       

      https://www.hadit.com/cbo-options-for-reducing-the-deficit-2019-to-2028-published-dec-2018/
      • 10 replies
    • 2019 Veterans Benefits
      State Benefits, Space A and More ... https://www.hadit.com/2019-changes-to-veterans-benefits-state-and-federal/
      • 2 replies
    • Appeal granted and closed.
      My appeal was granted and closed on November 9.  I got an unofficial notification from the DAV on November 15 stating "appeal granted with an evaluation of 30%" which is great!  My question is this:  How long until I get the official notification from the va? Nothing on ebennies has updated since the appeal closed. Appeal is now in historical and just says complete and at originating va office. I understand no one knows va timelines to a tee but a general timeline would be great.  Thank you all! Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

       

      Edit:  This was my first time appealing and it was a VBA grant. 
        • Like
      • 6 replies
  • Ads

  • Popular Contributors

  • Ad

  • Latest News
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines