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Special Monthly Compensation (SMC)

Special Monthly Compensation (SMC) is a monetary compensation (paid in addition

to the regular VA Disability 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) Rate Table - Effective 12/1/16


Department of Veterans Affairs Disability Benefits

SMC     Disability     Pension     A & A     Health Care


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Pension Benefits

A VA pension may provide income to make life more secure for Veterans and their loved ones.

Pension is a needs-based benefit for wartime Veterans with limited or no income who are age

65 or older or who have a permanent and total non-service-connected disability.


Eligibility        How To Apply


Aid and Attendance & Housebound Benefits


Compensation

Disability Compensation

A tax-free monetary benefit paid to Veterans with disabilities that are the

result of a disease or injury incurred or aggravated during active military service.

The benefit amount is graduated according to the degree of the Veteran's

disability on a scale from 10 percent to 100 percent (in increments of 10

percent). Compensation may also be paid for disabilities that are considered

related or secondary to disabilities occurring in service and for disabilities

presumed to be related to circumstances of military service, even though

they may arise after service. Generally, the degrees of disability specified

are also designed to compensate for considerable

loss of working time from exacerbations or illnesses.


Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC)
DIC is a tax-free monetary benefit generally payable to a surviving spouse, child,

or parent of Servicemembers who died while on active duty, active duty for

training, or inactive duty training, or to survivors of Veterans who died from

their service-connected disabilities. Parents DIC is an income-based benefit

for parents who were financially dependent on of a

Servicemember or Veteran who died from a service-related cause.


Claims Based on Special Circumstances
Veterans may be eligible for other types of disability compensation once a disability

has been determined to be service connected. Special VA disability

compensation programs include: individual unemployability, automobile

allowance, clothing allowance, prestabilization,

hospitalization, convalescence, dental, and birth defects.

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Things You'll Need













Mail your forms, documents
and evidence here...


Department of Veterans Affairs
Claims Intake Center
PO BOX 4444
JANESVILLE, WI 53547- 4444


Toll Free Fax: 844-531-7818
We recommend that you mail a copy and then

fax a copy!  Yes, it's twice thework but maybe

VA will only lose oneand the other will

be processed. Remember: Use Certified Mail!

Forms

VA Form 21-526EZ
For...

Disability Service Connection
Secondary Service Connection

IncreasedDisability Compensation

Temporary Total Disability Rating
 Individual Unemployability
Compensation under 38 U.S.C. 1151
 Special Monthly Compensation
Specially Adapted Housing

Special Home Adaptation

Automobile Allowance/Adaptive Equipment
Benefits Based on a Veteran's
Seriously Disabled Child


VA Form 21-0958 - NOD
​Notice of Disagreement


VA Form 21-534 EZ
Application for DIC, Death Pension


Change of Address​


TDIU Annual - VA Form 4140


Declaration of Status of Dependents
VA form 21-686c


How To

How To Apply For SSDI


How To Apply For

TDIU Unemployability


How To Use

Disability Benefits Questionnaires

(DBQ's)


How To Apply For A Disability Rating


How To Apply For An Increase

to an existing rating


How To Retrieve Your

Military Personnel Records


Research Your Claim

The M21-1MR
The CFR
TDIU
SMC

The Schedule For Rating Disabilities




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