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I read on H&P attorney site, one way to qualify for smc (s) u can be tdiu permanent & total and at least 60% sc by its self or combined. What makes it 100% this way is the permanent & total.the other way is a secondary rating of 100%.

has anyone filed and was awarded this way???

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It does not sound like it then.  I was denied SMC for seven years because they said my TDIU was the combination of two disabilities.  It was not until my last C&P that they added the SMC after declaring that PTSD was the sole disability for TDIU.  Sorry.

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I am most definitely confused now!!!

i thought if you qualified for A/A and you were100%you automatically qualified for  smc???

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No.  You dont get BOTH A and A and SMC S.  If you have SMC S, you can get upgraded to A and A, but if you have A and A, you cant get SMC S.  A and A is a higher level.  If you have 90 percent rating you cant ALSO get 30 percent.  They combine them using VA math.  

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If u get A&A can you qualify for smc ratings other ??

my vso gave me a 21-2680 to have filled out and bring back to him, so he can file a form requesting a&a. If I'm approved will they give me ratings that I qualify for or just a&a?

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I think he means if he gets A&A can he get a higher SMC?

 ( if your disability warrants it or get worse  yes you can.)

or  file on another Disability and get it service connected and a high rating say another 100% but it depends if it will meet the SMC Criteria for which your claiming, the worse a veteran is with his/her disability's the higher up the SMC Latter.

Read  Asknod.Org  about Mr Patato Head....Asknod explains in cartoon form just how the SMC Creiteria works.  

It's a Good Illustration! 

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