SMC (K)
SMC (L)
SMC (L 1/2)
SMC (M)
SMC (M 1/2)
SMC (N)
SMC (N 1/2)
SMC (O)
SMC (P)
SMC (R1)
SMC (R2)
SMC (S)
Author  Comment  

Navy1977 
Breaking down the SMC Codes  What do each of them mean? 
Lead  
I couldn't find out what each of these codes are for, can someone explain what they are for and to make sure you are getting the correct SMC codes? Thanks
in advance.
SMC (K) SMC (L) SMC (L 1/2) SMC (M) SMC (M 1/2) SMC (N) SMC (N 1/2) SMC (O) SMC (P) SMC (R1) SMC (R2) SMC (S) 





brucetabor  #1  
Link for info...http://www.military.com/b...nthlycompensationtables




cruiser  #2  
I'm not trying to avoid answering your question but the fact is that there is no simple way to explain how all of the smc ratings can be achieved and
what they all are, at least not in this type forum. When I was at the VA Training Academy years ago this was an eight hour course and we really didn't get
in to all of the ways the various smc entitlement can be reached.




will314159  #3  
i was looking at the tables for SMCL and got all excited and thought i was getting underpaid & called the VA. I had them stumped & they said they would call me back. Then I figured it all out as i had when i got my original decision, i was being paid under SMCS.
the letters K, L, S, etc come from the subsections of the law TITLE 38VETERANS' BENEFITS PART IIGENERAL BENEFITS CHAPTER 11COMPENSATION FOR SERVICECONNECTED DISABILITY OR DEATH SUBCHAPTER IIWARTIME DISABILITY COMPENSATION Sec. 1114. Rates of wartime disability compensation for example SMCK "(k) if the veteran, as the result of serviceconnected disability, has suffered the anatomical loss or loss of use of one or more creative organs," SMCS "(s) If the veteran has a serviceconnected disability rated as total, and (1) has additional serviceconnected disability or disabilities independently ratable at 60 percent or more, or, (2) by reason of such veteran's serviceconnected disability or disabilities, is permanently housebound, then the monthly compensation shall be $2,766. For the purpose of this subsection, the requirement of ``permanently housebound'' will be considered to have been met when the veteran is substantially confined to such veteran's house (ward or clinical areas, if institutionalized) or immediate premises due to a serviceconnected disability or disabilities which it is reasonably certain will remain throughout such veteran's lifetime." & so forth Note the dollar amounts are subect to COLAS.
Take Care!,
RVN July 7071, Ist Bde 5 Mech Div on DMZ., C company, then Headquarters security
MOS 11BP (P for five jumps at Ft Benning) highest rank reached corporal, busted then made Spec 4 Disabilites DMII + complications, PTSD & other sundry matters, 100% schedular P&T 



will314159  #4  
SMCN
:(n) if the veteran, as the result of serviceconnected disability, has suffered the anatomical loss or loss of use of both arms at levels, or with complications, preventing natural elbow action with prostheses in place, has suffered the anatomical loss of both legs so near the hip as to prevent the use of prosthetic appliances, or has suffered the anatomical loss of one arm and one leg so near the shoulder and hip as to prevent the use of prosthetic appliances, or has suffered the anatomical loss of both eyes, or has suffered blindness without light perception in both eyes, the monthly compensation shall be $3,860;" SMCL "(l) if the veteran, as the result of serviceconnected disability, has suffered the anatomical loss or loss of use of both feet, or of one hand and one foot, or is blind in both eyes, with 5/ 200 visual acuity or less, or is permanently bedridden or with such significant disabilities as to be in need of regular aid and attendance, the monthly compensation shall be $3,075;" That's just from the Public Law or federal statute. The code of Federal Regulations, or CFR that Cruiser is talking about is always much, more detailed and that must be where the half steps are found.
Take Care!,
RVN July 7071, Ist Bde 5 Mech Div on DMZ., C company, then Headquarters security
MOS 11BP (P for five jumps at Ft Benning) highest rank reached corporal, busted then made Spec 4 Disabilites DMII + complications, PTSD & other sundry matters, 100% schedular P&T
Edited 1 time by will314159
Sep 27 10 9:34 AM.




Jimmy6771  Question about SMCS  #5  
If veteran is 100% SC for one disability and has a number of other disabilites, how are they totaled up? Is VA math used or real math?




Ivac  #6  
The other disabilities are combined using VA math which is actually real math, though it's not addition.
Ivac 



Jimmy6771  VA Math  #7  
Thank you for your answer. I suspected as much. I must say however, this old Tennessee farm boy always thought addition was real math. Best Regards to you.






71infantry  #8  
Jimmy6771 wrote:Statutory Housebound requires one disability rated at 100% and additional serviceconnected disability(ies) (involving a different body system) that are independently rated at 60 Percent. 



503rdabn  VA MATH How to easliy understand it  #9  
How the percentage is arrived at is confusing. First, the math is REAL math, it is how it is applied that is "ODD".
In cases where there is more than one disability, the percentage is determined by Combining, not adding the different percentages for each condition. Example: 3 Disabilities, 1 at 60%, 1 at 30% and 1 at 20%. One would think it is 110% but it is not, it is 80% First the 60% is subtracted from 100% (100% being the "whole" person) That leaves 40% available for rating. Drop the zeros and multiply each new percentage against the remaining percentage. SO do it this way: 40% available or 4(0)% Now multiply the second rating  30% against the available % . 3 (30%) X 4 (40%) = 12 or 12% The first percentage 60% and the second, 12% are added and the result is 72% which is rounded to the closest 10. Therefore the rating of 60% and 30% combine to a rating of 70% This leaves 30% (100%  70%) available for rating Multiply the third rating against the remaining 2 (20%) X 3 (30%) = 6 or 6% The 70% rating and the new 6% rating are combined and the total percentage of disability becomes 76% which is rounded to the nearest 10 for a combined rating of 80% 70 (%) + 4(0)% + 3(0)% = 77% which is rounded to 80% That is how and why, 60%, 30% and 20% become 80% and not 110% I hope this helps 



503rdabn  VA MATH  #10  
Please see the post two below this one, I placed the reply in the wrong place.
It should be a reply to VA MATH 



.  #11  
Welcome aboard and thank you for your service.
This thread is over 3 years old. The last post was almost 2 yrs ago. Nice job on the 'fuzzy math' explanation though. Hang around and help out on current posts. Have a good one. 



RavenCW  This is what I found.  #12  
I hope this helps. I was looking for information to take to the VA doctors and psychologists for my husband and came across this. I cannot print it on my current PC but I hope this is a good reference for you. I found it to be the most clear and correct information yet. Good luck
http://www.militarydisabilitymadeeasy.com/specialmonthlycompensation.html 



Rotor Head  #13  
RavenCW wrote: That site has good illustrations, but isn't always correct in it's explanations. For instance, take the error in very first paragraph of the LO section. You can have two SMC L ratings. Which are paid at the 'O' rate. That's why I still rely on the manual, VASRD and CFRs when providing assistance.
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SGT USMC 6112 '81'87 

