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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 2017:

SMC

Rate

Payment variation

K $103.54 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

To find out how to use these rate tables CLICK HERE

Without Children, SMC-L through SMC-N


Dependent Status

L

L 1/2

M

M 1/2

N

Veteran Alone $3,627.87 $3,815.41 $4,003.72 $4,278.80 $4,554.51
Veteran with Spouse $3,790.43 $3,977.97 $4,166.28 $4,441.36 $4,717.07
Veteran with Spouse and One Parent $3,920.88 $4,108.42 $4,296.73 $4,571.81 $4,847.52
Veteran with Spouse and Two Parents $4,051.33 $4,238.87 $4,427.18 $4,702.26 $4,977.97
Veteran with One Parent $3,758.32 $3,945.86 $4,134.17 $4,409.25 $4,684.96
Veteran with Two Parents $3,888.77 $4,076.31 $4,264.62 $4,539.70 $4,815.41
Additional A/A spouse. $149.08 $149.08 $149.08 $149.08 $149.08

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


Dependent Status

N 1/2

O/P

R.1

R.2

S

Veteran Alone $4,822.42 $5,090.83 $7,274.39 $8,343.91 $3,263.43
Veteran with Spouse $4,984.98 $5,253.39 $7,436.95 $8,506.47 $3,425.99
Veteran with Spouse and One Parent $5,115.43 $5,383.84 $7,567.40 $8,636.92 $3,556.44
Veteran with Spouse and Two Parents $5,245.88 $5,514,29 $7,697.85 $8,767.37 $3,686.99
Veteran with One Parent $4,952.87 $5,221.28 $7,404.84 $8,474.36 $3,393.88
Veteran with Two Parents $5,083.32 $5,351.73 $7,535.29 $8,604.81 $3,524.33
Additional A/A spouse. $149.08 $149.08 $149.08 $149.08 $149.08

With Children, SMC-L through SMC-N


Dependent Status

L

L 1/2

M

M 1/2

N

Veteran with Spouse and One Child $3,909.48 $4,097.02 $4,285.33 $4,560.41 $4,836.12
Veteran with One Child $3,736.59 $3,924.13 $4,112.44 $4,387.52 $4,663.23
Veteran with Spouse, One Parent and One Child $4,039.93 $4,227.47 $4,415.78 $4,690.86 $4,966.57
Veteran with Spouse, Two Parents and One Child $4,170.38 $4,357.92 $4,546.23 $4,821.31 $5,097.02
Veteran with One Parent and One Child $3,867.04 $4,054.58 $4,242.89 $4,517.97 $4,793.68
Veteran with Two Parents and One Child $3,997.49 $4,185.03 $4,373.34 $4,648.42 $4,924.13
Add for Each Additional Child Under Age 18. See footnote $80.76 $80.76 $80.76 $80.76 $80.76
Each Additional Schoolchild Over Age 18. $260.91 $260.91 $260.91 $260.91 $260.91
Additional A/A spouse. $149.08 $149.08 $149.08 $149.08 $149.08

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 $5,104.03 $5,372.44 $7,566.00 $8,625.52 $3,545.04
Veteran with One Child $4,931,14 $5,199.55 $7,383.11 $8,452.63 $3,372.15
Veteran with Spouse, One Parent and One Child $5,234.48 $5,502.89 $7,686.45 $8,755.97 $3,675.49
Veteran with Spouse, Two Parents and One Child $5,364.93 $5,633.00 $7,816.90 $8,886.42 $3,805.94
Veteran with One Parent and One Child $5,061.59 $5,330.00 $7,513.56 $8,583.08 $3,502.96
Veteran with Two Parents and One Child $5,192.04 $5,460.45 $7,644.01 $8,713.53 $3,633.05
Add for Each Additional Child Under Age 18. See footnote $80.76 $80.76 $80.76 $80.76 $80.76
Each Additional Schoolchild Over Age 18. $260.91 $260.91 $260.91 $260.91 $260.91
Additional A/A spouse. $149.08 $149.08 $149.08 $149.08 $149.08

 

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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