SMC is compensation paid in addition to regular disability compensation to a veteran who, as a result of military service, incurred the loss or loss of use of specific organs or extremities.
Currently, SMC includes the following:
Beginning June 7, 2018, SMC will cover traumatic brain injuries according to the Federal Register. This change applies to those in need of aid and attendance such as hospitalization, nursing home care, or residential care. Aid and attendance means the veteran is unable to dress, clean, and feed or care for themselves.
If you believe this change could affect you or someone you know, contact us.
The first step towards adjusting to life after a wartime injury is to contact a skilled veterans disability attorney.