I have a 2 100% ratings in which the VA awarded me SMC S. Then I also have: 50%, 60%, 20%, 20%, 20%, 10%, 10%. I was awarded Aid & Attendance(SMC L). When I questioned what the Aid and Attendance covered they lumped everything under my homebound (SMC S). My understanding is that there are steps after the SMC L rating that the VA decided to lump under one instead of awarding at least SMC M. Can you break down how the SMC ratings work and is it based off the time in which the ratings are awarded or does that even matter?


Jim's Reply:

Like so many of the rules and regulations that are required in the VA disability rating process, SMC benefits are hard to calculate.

This is the best explanation I know of  Good luck sir.