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Criteria for SMC -S HOUSEBOUND?


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Does a Veteran need to have his disability uniformly mention as a criteria? TO MEET THE HOUSEBOUND CRITERIA?

Meaning  the Veterans disability needs to be as he can't leave his house because of his S.C. Disabilities the disability needs to be chronic static and  of nature

example  veteran with severe hearing loss and is  S.C. For it at 80%  they award him TDIU BECAUSE HE CAN'T DO ANY TYPE WORK DUE TO THIS DISABILITY,

  OK UNIFORMLLY  HE CAN WORK AND DO SOMETHING   HE ALSO CAN LEAVE HIS HOUSE IF HE DECIDES TO   SMC s house bound is define as a veteran with one rated disability 100% and another sc disability at 60%  this meets the SMC S CRITERIA ....>BUT EXACTELY IS IT HOUSEBOUND?

Can anyone tell me the criteria for housebound? AND NOT JUST THE CFR 38. 3.350. - (a) -(z)

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Buck I think you will find the criteria for HB or A&A on the dbq the doc fills out. see form 21-2680 https://www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms/VBA-21-2680-ARE.pdf

Buck Just spitballing here. I wonder if it is a CUE if the VA  fail fails to apply smc's, based of course on your record? If it could be then I would just run it by CC&K or one of the big law firm

Buck posted: When you pre suppose "what your doctor will say/do", you are pretty much cutting your own throat.   You basically adversely pre decided your own claim.     Indeed, if you read

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Great Post, GB Army.   I went to a "housebound" c and p exam a few years ago, and form has almost identical questions asked.  

In the M21, the regulations state that "whenever a Veteran reaches a single 100 percent rating" to adjuticate housebound.  (But, it also says not to raise THAT issue just to deny, so go figure. )

      Housebound and A and A are often given similar c and p exams.  

       I was given an exam for both Housebound and A and A at the same time.  

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ARE THEY (VA RATING REPS) WHEN THEY RATE CLAIMS ARE THEY SUPPOSE TO GIVE A VETERAN THAT AT THE TIME HE IS GRANTED THE IU?  THE SMC S Housebound   with just one  (single rating)) 100% OR THE IU...  but because they granted the IU then is this a statutory rating they infer the SMC S HOUSEBOUND?


Some Veterans get it then and some don't  I wan to know why this is?

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On 11/23/2020 at 1:30 PM, GBArmy said:

Buck Yes, I believe that is correct. The doc has to specifically say you are "housebound." As to whether it is A&A or housebound for type os SMC (s), that should be called out on your dsability rating sheet. If you don't have one get a VSO to look in VBMS and get a copy of it for you.

I can't find any on my rating sheets that mention  the housebound  from when I was granted the TDIU P&T Back in 2003 

The only thing i can find that has why they rated  (what We Decide'') is that they say we granted you the IU because your S.C. Conditions meet the criteria for the IU.  OR something along those lines   noting about housebound is mention.

If I had known back then we need a Qualified Dr to state in his report   this Veteran is housebound due to his service connected disability 

I'd ask the Dr to write that down  but if this is not needed and its the rater responsibility   maybe he /she forgot to add in the SMC S Housebound at the time they granted the IU?  if its a statutory obligations for them to infer the SMC S H.B.?




i FINALLLY GOT SMC S  but it took another filing of the claims that did it  with my already  TDIU P&T  Later on some years later I filed another claim that was separate and distinct  rated 70%  which meet the criteria for SMC ...THEY DON'T SAY IF ITS HOUSEBOUND OR NOT?

My reason for want to know this  is if they should have inferred the SMC back when they rated my TDIU P&T  IF i CAN FIND A REGULATION that says they should   that's what I need.   I don't think I have a MEDICAL RECORD THAT A DR SAYS ANYTIHING ABOUT HOUSEBOUND?

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Buck Just spitballing here. I wonder if it is a CUE if the VA  fail fails to apply smc's, based of course on your record? If it could be then I would just run it by CC&K or one of the big law firms and see what they say. I mean, you have it awarded as a seperate action way after and there isn't any threat to lose it or anything. It would be like new found money, so giving some up to a lawyer who helps you win isn't the worse thing in the world. I'd give it a try.

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