Jump to content


  • veteranscrisisline-badge-chat-1.gif

  • Donation Box

    Please donate to support the community.
    We appreciate all donations!
  • 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
     
  • 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

  • 0

Confused about how to qualify for SMC?


Question

1) I been reading many things on SMC but I'm still confused so I will just lay my disabilities and hopefully someone can tell me if I initially qualify:

 

100% Overall Disability Rating

70%Mental Health (MDD)

60% GERD

50% Sleep Apnea

and few other lower rated disabilities

2) Second question I read that the VA will automatically implement a SMC rating is you qualify, how true is this? Will I need to initiate the process if I qualify

 

Thanks in advance

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Answers 16
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters For This Question

Recommended Posts

  • 0
  • Moderator

You left out the critical factor:  Are you working?  

You can read about smc S here, which will help answer why I needed to know:

https://asknod.org/2014/08/25/cavc-howell-v-nicholson-what-smc-s-really-says/

Even tho you are "not" supposed to have to request it, if applicable, yours wont be the VA's first mistake.  So, go ahead and apply, especially if you meet the criteria, above.  

Since it does not appear you qualify via a) statuatory smc s, you may qualify for b) "housebound in fact".

B normally takes a C and p exam to see if you "are essentially confined to the premesis".  However, we dont know if you qualfiy for additional levels of SMC S or not, we dont know if you have "loss of use" of appendages, eyes, ears, reproductive organ (SMC K) or not.  We also dont know if you need aid and attendance (SMC L) either.  Apply.  If denied, you can ask us how/if you should appeal.  

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
On 5/21/2018 at 9:23 PM, Leon2015 said:

I been housebound for 4 years and no work

You may qualify if a doctor says you cannot leave home except for medical appointments.

You said your 100% overall disability rating... what does that mean? Do you have a combined 100% or are you  rated 100% for one medical issue?

Its very unlikely that sleep apnea and Gerd will qualify you for Housebound, You Mental Health issue may.. but you need to see a doctor and ask for the Housebound exam

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
  • Moderator

It is generally presumed that when filing a claim for disability, the veteran is seeking the maximum benefit allowed by law that corresponds to their disability. Therefore,SMC is not something a veteran has to formally request of the VA

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
Answer this question...

×   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.

  • Ads

  • Our picks

    • Finally heard back that I received my 100% Overall rating and a 100% PTSD rating Following my long appeal process!

      My question is this, given the fact that my appeal was on the advanced docket and is an “Expedited” appeal, what happens now and how long(ish) is the process from here on out with retro and so forth? I’ve read a million things but nothing with an expedited appeal status.

      Anyone deal with this situation before? My jump is from 50 to 100 over the course of 2 years if that helps some. I only am asking because as happy as I am, I would be much happier to pay some of these bills off!
        • Like
      • 13 replies
    • I told reviewer that I had a bad C&P, and that all I wanted was a fair shake, and she even said, that was what she was all ready viewed for herself. The first C&P don't even  reflect my Treatment in the VA PTSD clinic. In my new C&P I was only asked about symptoms, seeing shit, rituals, nightmares, paying bills and about childhood, but didn't ask about details of it. Just about twenty question, and  nothing about stressor,
    • This is the latest Compensation & Pension (C&P) Clinicians Guide dated 20180719. The only other one I've seen is dated 2002, including the one on this website and the VA website. I got this from my claims agent, who got it from the VA.

      VA Compensation & Pension (C&P) Clinicians Guide 2 Final Corrected 20180719.pdf
        • Thanks
        • Like
      • 7 replies
    • I don’t say thank you enough to all of you...
      You, yes you, are the reason HadIt.com has remained a resource-rich resource. Thousands come each month to read, ask questions, or to feel a sense of community.

      Last month June 2020, we over 50k visitors they viewed over 160k pages. Veterans and their advocates, spouses, children, and friends of veterans come looking for answers. Because we have posts dating back 15 years and articles on the home page, they usually can find an answer or at least get pointed in the right direction.

      You all made that possible. Thank you.
        • Like
      • 8 replies
    • Help HadIt.com stay online buy a subscription
      If you can afford it and want to help hadit.com consider buying a subscription this gives you as free viewing of the site and allows me to budget in subscription payments.
       

      You can try it for 1 month for $5 or get a monthly subscription or a yearly subscription.

      Subscribe here https://community.hadit.com/subscriptions/
        • Like
      • 6 replies
  • Ads

  • Popular Contributors

  • Ad

  • Latest News
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines