What is a VA final degree of disability?
If a Veteran has a 50 percent disability and a 30 percent disability, the combined value will be found to be 65 percent, but the 65 percent must be converted to 70 percent to represent the final degree of disability.
What is SMC K VA disability?
Level K provides SMC to veterans who experienced a loss or loss of use of an extremity or organ. For example, the loss of a hand, the loss of use of a foot, or the loss of use of a creative organ would all qualify a veteran for SMC(k).
How does military disability rating work?
The ratings are assigned in 10% increments, ranging from 10% to 100% disabled. A higher disability rating indicates the veteran has a more severe disability, and therefore receives a higher monthly compensation payment.
What are the 2022 VA disability rates?
2022 VA Disability Rates
|Disability Rating||Veteran (alone, no dependents)||With Spouse (no parents or children)|
Can you get SMC for PTSD?
The arthritis and PTSD do not qualify for SMC, but combined, they equal at least a 50 percent rating.
What is SMC R1?
Category R1: For this category, the person helping the veteran does not have to be a professional. They can be a family member, friend, etc. Category R2: For this category, the person helping the veteran must be a licensed medical professional or someone working on behalf of a licensed medical professional.
How does a VA disability go from 60 to 100?
If veterans are trying to get a 100 percent VA disability rating, and they do not have a 100 percent rating for any one service-connected condition, the only way to get there is to reach a combined disability rating of 95 percent or higher according to VA math.