SMC - Level L½

SMC Level L½

Different Levels of SMC Level L½

Understanding the Different Levels of SMC Level L½.  The VA can pay additional compensation to a Veteran who, as a result of military service, incurred the loss or loss of use of specific organs or extremities.

Special Monthly Compensation (SMC) is paid to a veteran who incurred the loss or loss of use of specific organs or extremities during service. There are many different Levels of compensation but only one SMC rating can be given for Categories L through O. Category L is the lowest Special Monthly Compensation, and Category O is the highest. We will review all the levels in our subsequent blog postings.

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

Amputation of one foot and amputation of the other knee

Loss of use of one foot and amputation of the other knee

Amputation of one foot and loss of use of the other knee

Loss of use of one foot and loss of use of the other knee

Amputation of one foot and amputation of one elbow

Amputation of one foot and loss of use of one elbow

Loss of use of one foot and amputation of one elbow

Loss of use of one foot and loss of use of one elbow

Amputation of one knee and amputation of one hand

Amputation of one knee and loss of use of one hand

Loss of use of one knee and amputation of one hand

Loss of use of one knee and loss of use of one hand

Blindness in one eye and total blindness in the other eye with only the ability to perceive light

Blindness in both eyes and loss of use of one foot (rated by the VASRD less than 50%)

 

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

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