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Mimilo

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Can someone please explain this to me in laymen terms? I have had SMC S since 2010 with multiple disabilities totaling well over 200 percent to include 60 per cent for ischemic heart disease. I filed a new claim in May for housebound and this is now what it shows on my ebenefits:

Entitled to SMC S1 rated 7-30-19

SMC L1 rated 7/30/19 

they changed my 60% rating for IHD to 100% on account of being so helpless and being in need of regular aid and attendance. Does this mean I am entitled to both or what? It is incredibly confusing! Thanks 

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No.   You get either SMC S or SMC L, but not both.  Your compensation increase (from SMC S to SMC L) will be "about" an additional 400 per month.  But, there are different levels of Aid and Attendance which are mostly about the level of care you need.  If you need a nurse to change bandages, IV's, etc., then its higher than if your wife can help you to the bathroom and stuff.  

For more detailed explanation of SMC go visit Mr. Potato Head:  

https://asknod.org/2013/02/27/special-monthly-compensation-what-is-it/

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