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is it absurd to request A &A for migraines rated at 50%?


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is it absurd to request A &A for migraines rated at 50%?

I can't find anything anywhere where a claim has been requested for A & A due to migraines. 

The 50% for migraines “very frequent completely prostrating and prolonged attacks productive of severe economic inadaptability.”

but migraines maxes out at a 50% rating and isn't a 100% rating as required for A&A on a single rated condition? 

thoughts requested, not trying to go on a fools earned, input appreciated. 

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Good question.  My suggestion is you simply apply for an increase, to include SMC, as applicable.  

In the case of A and A, I think that generally requires a 100 percent rating as a given.  Ditto for SMC S, housebound.  

However, in the event of SMC "K"s (one or more K ratings), its possible you have k when you are not 100 percent.  You could have, for example, lost the use of a hand (one of the conditions for SMC K) and not have a lot of other disabilities.  That is, you could have lost your hand and not be 100 percent.  

This is what CCK law says:

https://cck-law.com/news/special-monthly-compensation-explained/

If you apply for the "maximum" benefit, let VA do their job and rate you.  Then, If you think the rating is inconsistent with regulations, appeal it.  

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Sorry i want to add this I file for an increase to my post traumatic headaches secondary to my 100% TBI and somehow without me filing it show on ebennies increase for headaches increase for SMC/AA

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