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I think this will help with smc

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Please be aware that document was authored in 2010, so some of it may have changed in the past eight years. I do agree that it is a much easier read than the VA regulations governing how they approach SMC, for which I have linked the most recent version below.

M21-1, Part IV, Subpart ii, Chapter 2, Section H - Special Monthly Compensation (SMC)

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Possibly- I dont have time to read it but I used a page from the VBM by NVLSP describing the SMC mandate for my SMC CUE.

I am sure I posted their explanation here in the topic re: my SMC CUE.

The decision was from a 1998 award letter. You could use my exact citation.

Husband had 100% SC PTSD and 100% from a 1151 stroke. It was all on the rating sheet and they never mentioned SMC at all in the decision.

My CUE was based on their lack of consideration of the SMC mandate and also I sent in an excerpt from M21-1MR.

That CUE stayed at Buffalo RO from 2004 to 2012, so I asked the Nehmer RO ( I had a AO IHD claim) to adjudiate the CUE-they did and awarded it-2012- and also a 2003 IHD  CUE I had, the Buffalo RO never made a decision on was awarded as well.

 

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BTW , my former vet rep told me not to even file a NOD on the award ( it contained 4-5 CUEs)because" 1151s are different than regular  claims. What a dope -I did believe him for a while , and the award had been a battle, but then by 2003-2004 I knew he was wrong.

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I wish I had all the money the VSO's bad advice has cost me.  

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