The Five and Five of VA Disability PTSD

The Five and Five of VA Disability PTSD Despite the research being done to understand post-traumatic stress disorder better, many people may still be surprised to learn that PTSD is a physical brain injury in addition to a psychological disorder. Compensation and pension examiners may not be specialists or well-versed in new PTSD research. That’s […]

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Qualify for SMC(t)

How do I Qualify for SMC(t) Benefits? What is SMC(t) and how do you qualify for SMC(t) benefits? The “t” stands for Traumatic Brain Injuries. Many practitioners refer to TBIs as the signature wound of the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns. Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) cause direct and indirect brain injuries. The force of the blast […]

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Special Monthly Compensation

Special Monthly Compensation for Traumatic Brain Injuries The 2010 Veterans Benefit Act authorized Special Monthly Compensation for Traumatic Brain Injuries (SMCt). These changes may affect many former service members who struggle with various forms of TBIs. In June 2018, the Veterans Administration finally issued a rule implementing that Congressional directive. SMCt is one of the […]

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