SMC Level M ½

SMC Level M1/2

Different Levels of SMC Level M1/2

Understanding the Different Levels of SMC – Level M1/2.  There are several different levels for Special Monthly Compensation.  A condition can only be categorized under ONE of the categories between L and O.

The following conditions qualify for a rating under Level M ½:

Level M ½

  • Amputation of one knee and amputation of one leg so close to the hip that it is impossible to wear a prosthesis
  • Loss of use of one knee and amputation of one leg so close to the hip that it is impossible to wear a prosthesis  
  • Amputation of one knee and amputation of one arm so close to the shoulder that it is impossible to wear a prosthesis
  • Loss of use of one knee and amputation of one arm so close to the shoulder that it is impossible to wear a prosthesis
  • Amputation of one elbow and amputation of one leg so close to the hip that it is impossible to wear a prosthesis  
  • Loss of use of one elbow and amputation of one leg so close to the hip that it is impossible to wear a prosthesis  
  • Amputation of one hand and amputation of one elbow  
  • Amputation of one hand and loss of use of one elbow  
  • Loss of use of one hand and amputation of one elbow  
  • Loss of use of one hand and loss of use of one elbow  

Blindness

  • Total blindness with only the ability to perceive light in one eye and the physical loss of the other eye  
  • A total blindness with only the ability to perceive light in one eye and total blindness without the ability to perceive light in the other eye  
  • Blindness in both eyes and total deafness in one ear  
  • A blindness in one eye and the physical loss of the other eye and total deafness in one ear
  • Blindness in one eye and total blindness without the ability to perceive light in the other eye and total deafness in one ear  
  • A blindness in one eye and total blindness in the other eye with only the ability to perceive light and deafness in both ears (rated by the VASRD 30% or more)  

More Blindness Categories 

  • Total blindness in both eyes with only the ability to perceive light and the loss of use of one foot (rated by the VASRD less than 50%)  
  • Blindness in both eyes that requires the veteran to have someone help with his basic needs and the loss of use of one foot (rated by the VASRD less than 50%)  
  • Experiencing blindness in one eye and total blindness in the other eye with only the ability to perceive light and the amputation of one foot  
  • Blindness in one eye and total blindness in the other eye with only the ability to perceive light and the loss of use of one foot (rated by the VASRD at 50% or more)  
  • Having blindness in one eye and total blindness in the other eye with only the ability to perceive light and the amputation of one hand  
  • Blindness in one eye and total blindness in the other eye with the only ability to perceive light and the loss of use of one hand

Once you know what category of Special Monthly Compensation (SMC) you qualify for,  you can find the exact monetary amount you are entitled to receive here on the VA Web site

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