SMC LEVEL N½

SMC Level N ½

Different Levels of SMC Level N ½

Special Monthly Compensation SMC Level N ½  is given to eligible veterans with particularly significant impairments or combinations of disabilities.

To Be Eligible

The following conditions qualify for a N ½ Level Rating for Special Monthly Compensation (SMC):

  •  Amputation of one elbow and amputation of one arm so close to the shoulder that it is impossible to wear a prosthesis
  •  Loss of use of one elbow and amputation of one arm so close to the shoulder that it is impossible to wear a prosthesis
  • Physical loss of both eyes and the loss of use of one foot (rated by the VASRD less than 50%)

Total Blindness Conditions

  •  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 and deafness in both ears (rated by the VASRD 30% or more)
  • Total blindness with only the ability to perceive light in one eye and the physical loss of the other eye and deafness in both ears (rated by the VASRD 30% or more)
  •  A total blindness without the ability to see light and the loss of use of one foot (rated by the VASRD less than 50%)
  •  Total blindness with only the ability to perceive light in one eye and the physical loss of the other eye and the amputation of one foot
  •  A total blindness with only the ability to perceive light in one eye and the physical loss of the other eye and the loss of use of one foot (rated by the VASRD at 50% or more)
  •  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 and the amputation of one foot

More Total Blindness Conditions

  •  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 and the loss of use of one foot (rated by the VASRD at 50% or more)
  •  A total blindness with only the ability to perceive light in one eye and the physical loss of the other eye and the amputation of one hand
  •  Total blindness with only the ability to perceive light in one eye and the physical loss of the other eye and the loss of use of one hand
  •  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 and the amputation of one hand
  •  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 and the loss of use of one hand

The current compensation tables can be found here on the VA Web site.

DENIED BENEFITS?

If the VA did not give you SMC (Special Monthly Compensation) in a case that qualifies, you can request for your case to be reviewed.   Then, SMC will be given dating back to the original VA Rating Decision.

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