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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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Remember they don't use a combined rating when SMC Is involved  they use a Special SMC Rating table to decided what the SMC Would be based on the criteria for what the Special SMC Rating table will be.

Sometimes they don't do this  so its a good Ideal to look up the rating criteria for which SMC you may be eligible for.

 

However broncovet is correct  you can't have two SMC at the same time, so if your filing for A&A make sure you don't qualify for a higher SMC, This is why you need to read ''Asknod.org''   web site  The Mr Potato Head Illustration. 

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Please bare with me, since my stroke I don't always understand or convey things properly.i did electronics and electrical work in the Navy so I had to be a little sharper than I am now.

i understand that I can only be rated one rating (s,m r1 etc.) at a time. My question is once my MD fills out my 21-2680, should my vso request a&a or should he file (ask) for a certain letter on the Smc chart that best fits the answers on my 21-2680 or will the VA RATERS assign a smc rating on thier own??

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David,

 

When your doctors fills out the 21-2680 his answers will determine what you qualify for ( aid and attendance or housebound  but not both) 

You just submit the form and the VA rater will make a decision based on the medical records, your ratings and the information on the VA Form 21-2680

Just because a doctor fills out this form  does not mean you will be awarded an SMC based on the form only. 

To get A&A you must be rated 100%  (TDIU does not count toward  Aid and attendance.) and have a clear need for aid and attendance

To get Housebound you must have a 100% rating and a separate 60% rating or you must have an actual need for housebound ( TDIU meets the 100% requirement if it is based on one medical condition)

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My rating is 80% combined and I get paid at 100% because of I/u p&t. 

Are you saying that I don’t qualify for a&a or smc with my rating, even if my doctor gives me favorable answers on form 21-2680

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You can get one or more SMC K's, in addition to SMC S or other SMC's.  

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