If you’ve recently been diagnosed with a TBI and are receiving benefits, you should consider if you’re earning what you should be!
Are you earning 4k in benefits a month when you could be earning 10k?
The secret to this dramatic increase in compensation is a Special Monthly Compensation (SMC) benefit not everyone knows about.
SMC-T is a specialized VA disability benefit designed for Veterans suffering from severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
Here’s what you need to know:
- Eligibility: If you have TBI and require help with daily activities like dressing, feeding, or bathing, you may qualify for SMC-T.
- Payment Structure: SMC-T payments are made instead of regular monthly VA disability benefits.
- Rate Comparison: SMC-T is paid at the same rate as SMC-r(2), aimed at Veterans needing care above regular Aid & Attendance benefits.
For detailed information on VA SMC Rates, check our comprehensive guide, updated for 2023.
Additionally, you can learn more in-depth information in our comprehensive video guide below.
How to Qualify for SMC (T)
To be eligible for SMC-T:
- Care Requirements: The Veteran must need nursing home care, residential institutional care without in-home aid, or hospitalization for their TBI.
- Ineligibility for SMC (r2): The veteran should not qualify for SMC (r2) but must be receiving regular aid & attendance for TBI residuals.
- Automatic Consideration: Ideally, Veterans with qualifying conditions for SMC-T should be automatically considered by the VA. However, this is not always the case.
- Potential Errors: Mistakes during the application process or misjudgments by VA officials due to unclear TBI residuals are possible.
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