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confused on smc levels

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My current ratings are 100p&T (copd) 30,30, 20,10,10,10,10) I am being paid smc s (100 + 60) HB...However, after receiving smc s, I submitted a&A form because my wife handles our finances as my memory issues worsened to the point I can no longer manage, in addition, I am unable to prepare meals, or manage medications, ect. Just spoke to va and they said I am already receiving smc thus I didn't need to submit a&a form...But doesn't the a&a approval increase to level L if you have a single 100 % rating? and l1/2 since other disabilities equal at least 50%

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The VA told me the same thing bud. Of course I am on Caregiver Program due to more severe Disabilities. When I asked, VA said I would lose money if I went to A&A, due to Caregiver program paying alot more a month. Hopefully someone on here with more knowledge will chime in or you can go to your local DAV, VSO. I do not use them, but as far as Regs they know more then we do. Good luck and sorry to hear of your health issues. God Bless

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VSOs only teach the essentials up to SMC S. They don't even know or acknowledge higher ratings exist. Obtaining A&A ( SMC at the L rate) requires far more than just having your Doctor fill  out a VAF 21-2680. At a minimum. you'll have an extensive VA c&p to ascertain if indeed you qualify as "helpless" or as a danger to yourself or others. It will also require a few medical determinations for the need of a fiduciary. If at all possible, I'd try to dodge the fiduciary requirement as it will restrict how you or your fiduciary can spend your funds. VA also claws back unspent funding when you pass if you have a fiduciary. 

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