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Special Monthly Compensation (SMC) Tables

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SMC is a compensation  (paid in addition to the 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. Loss, or loss of use, is described as either an amputation or, having no effective remaining function of an extremity or organ. There are several sub-categories of the SMC (SMC-K, SMC-L, SMC-Q, etc.) which affect the monthly payment rate.

The following SMC payment rates apply for 2016:

SMC

Rate

Payment variation

K $103.23 Usually added to other rate or paid as the rate when percentage is zero.
Q $67 Paid in place of a rate.

Veterans without Children

Veterans with Children

SMC-L through SMC-N

SMC-L through SMC-N

SMC-N ½ through SMC-S

SMC-N ½ through SMC-S

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Without Children, SMC-L through SMC-N


Dependent Status

L

L 1/2

M

M 1/2

N

Veteran Alone $3,617.02 $3,804.00 $3,991.74 $4,266.00 $4,540.89
Veteran with Spouse $3,779.09 $3,966.07 $4,153.81 $4,428.07 $4,702.96
Veteran with Spouse and One Parent $3,909.15 $4,096.13 $4,283.87 $4,558.13 $4,833.02
Veteran with Spouse and Two Parents $4,039.21 $4,226.19 $4,413.93 $4,688.19 $4,963.08
Veteran with One Parent $3,747.08 $3,934.06 $4,121.80 $4,396.06 $4,670.95
Veteran with Two Parents $3,877.14 $4,064.12 $4,251.86 $4,526.12 $4,801.01
Additional A/A spouse. See footnote (b) $148.64 $148.64 $148.64 $148.64 $148.64

Without Children, SMC-N 1/2 through SMC-S


Dependent Status

N 1/2

O/P

R.1

R.2

S

Veteran Alone $4,808.00 $5,075.60 $7,252.63 $8,318.95 $3,253.67
Veteran with Spouse $4,970.07 $5,237.67 $7,414.70 $8,481.02 $3,415.74
Veteran with Spouse and One Parent $5,100.13 $5,367.73 $7,544.76 $8,611.08 $3,545.80
Veteran with Spouse and Two Parents $5,230.19 $5,497.79 $7,674.82 $8,741.14 $3,675.86
Veteran with One Parent $4,938.06 $5,205.66 $7,382.69 $8,449.01 $3,383.73
Veteran with Two Parents $5,068.12 $5,335.72 $7,512.75 $8,579.07 $3,513.79
Additional A/A spouse. See footnote (b) $148.64 $148.64 $148.64 $148.64 $148.64

With Children, SMC-L through SMC-N


Dependent Status

L

L 1/2

M

M 1/2

N

Veteran with Spouse and One Child $3,897.79 $4,084.77 $4,272.51 $4,546.77 $4,821.66
Veteran with One Child $3,725.41 $3,912.39 $4,100.13 $4,374.39 $4,649.28
Veteran with Spouse, One Parent and One Child $4,027.85 $4,214.83 $4,402.57 $4,676.83 $4,951.72
Veteran with Spouse, Two Parents and One Child $4,157.91 $4,344.89 $4,532.63 $4,806.89 $5,081.78
Veteran with One Parent and One Child $3,855.47 $4,042.45 $4,230.19 $4,504.45 $4,779.34
Veteran with Two Parents and One Child $3,985.53 $4,172.51 $4,360.25 $4,634.51 $4,909.40
Add for Each Additional Child Under Age 18. See footnote $80.52 $80.52 $80.52 $80.52 $80.52
Each Additional Schoolchild Over Age 18. See footnote (a) $260.13 $260.13 $260.13 $260.13 $260.13
Additional A/A spouse. See footnote (b) $148.64 $148.64 $148.64 $148.64 $148.64

With Children, SMC-N 1/2 through SMC-S


Dependent Status

N 1/2

O/P

R.1

R.2

S

Veteran with Spouse and One Child $5,088.77 $5,356.37 $7,533.40 $8,599.72 $3,534.44
Veteran with One Child $4,916.39 $5,183.99 $7,361.02 $8,427.34 $3,362.06
Veteran with Spouse, One Parent and One Child $5,218.83 $5,486.43 $7,663.46 $8,729.78 $3664.50 
Veteran with Spouse, Two Parents and One Child $5,348.89 $5,616.49 $7,793.52 $8,859.84 $3,794.56
Veteran with One Parent and One Child $5,046.45 $5,314.05 $7,491.08 $8,557.40 $3,492.12
Veteran with Two Parents and One Child $5,348.89 $5,616.49 $7,793.52 $8,859.84 $3,794.56
Add for Each Additional Child Under Age 18. See footnote $80.52 $80.52 $80.52 $80.52 $80.52
Each Additional Schoolchild Over Age 18. See footnote (a) $260.13 $260.13 $260.13 $260.13 $260.13
Additional A/A spouse. See footnote (b) $148.64 $148.64 $148.64 $148.64 $148.64

 

FOOTNOTES:

  1. Rates for each school child are shown separately. They are not included with any other compensation rates. All other entries on this chart reflecting a rate for children show the rate payable for children under 18 or helpless. To find the amount payable to a 70% disabled veteran with a spouse and four children, one of whom is over 18 and attending school, take the 70% rate for a veteran with a spouse and 3 children, $ 1,642.71, and add the rate for one school child, $182.00. The total amount payable is $1,824.71.
  2. Where the veteran has a spouse who is determined to require A/A, add the figure shown as "additional for A/A spouse" to the amount shown for the proper dependency code. For example, veteran has A/A spouse and 2 minor children and is 70% disabled. Add $104.00, additional for A/A spouse, to the rate for a 70% veteran with dependency code 12, $1,586.71. The total amount payable is $1,690.71.

 

SMC (K) This rate is added to any percentage from 0% through 100%. It is added to all SMC's except (O), (Q), and (R). A veteran may receive from one to three SMC (K) awards in addition to his basic and SMC rates.
SMC (Q) This rate is a protected rate that has not been awarded since August 19, 1968. It is paid in place of any percentage other than 0%.
SMC (L) through SMC (N) These tables cover SMC (L), (L 1/2), (M), (M 1/2) and (N). The tables are either with or without children. See With Children or Without Children above.
SMC (N1/2) through SMC (S) These tables cover SMC (N 1/2), (O), (P), (R.1), (R.2) and (S). The tables are either with or without children. See With Children or Without Children above.

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