Special Monthly Compensation (SMC)


Jim is getting 100% VA disability for bladder cancer from Vietnam vet service. He’s been through a course of treatment of combined chemo and radiation. Unfortunately we are looking at removing his bladder and living with a urostomy bag for the remainder of his life. What can we expect his benefit percentage to be?


Jim's Reply:

His final rating will depend on a variety of factors like how well he recovers and how proficient he will remain with Activities of Daily Living or ADLs. I'll guess that it's likely that he could end up with SMC ratings. Have a look at the SMC ratings here and line up all that's happening with him to learn of a potential rating. Good luck.