Special Monthly Compensation (SMC) Rates for 2022

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Soldier Holding Special Monthly Compensation Payment

SMC is a compensation paid in addition to regular VA Disability Compensation, to veterans 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.

2022 SMC payment rates 

For 2022, the SMC-K rate is $118.33.

SMC Rates Without Children, SMC-L through SMC-N

SMC Rates Without Children, SMC-L through SMC-N
Dependent Status L L1/2 M M1/2 N
Veteran Alone $4,146.13 $4,360.47 $4,575.68 $4,890.07 $5,205.17
Veteran with Spouse $4,331.91 $4,546.25 $4,761.46 $5,075.85 $5,390.95
Veteran with Spouse and 1 Parent $4,481.01 $4,695.35 $4,910.56 $5,224.95 $5,540.05
Veteran with Spouse and 2 Parents $4,630.11 $4,844.45 $5,059.66 $5,374.05 $5,689.15
Veteran with 1 Parent $4,295.23 $4,509.57 $4,724.78 $5,039.17 $5,354.27
Veteran with 2 Parents $4,444.33 $4,658.67 $4,873.88 $5,188.27 $5,503.37
Additional A/A Spouse $170.38 $170.38 $170.38 $170.38 $170.38

SMC Rates Without Children, SMC-N1/2 through SMC-S

SMC Rates Without Children, SMC-N1/2 through SMC-S
Dependent Status N 1/2 O/P R.1 R.2/T S
Veteran Alone $5,511.35 $5,818.09 $8,313.61 $9,535.91 $3,729.64
Veteran with Spouse $5,697.13 $6,003.87 $8,499.39 $9,721.69 $3,915.42
Veteran with Spouse and 1 Parent $5,846.23 $6,152.97 $8,648.49 $9,870.79 $4,064.52
Veteran with Spouse and 2 Parents $5,995.33 $6,302.07 $8,797.59 $10,019.89 $4,213.62
Veteran with 1 Parent $5,660.45 $5,967.19 $8,462.71 $9,685.01 $3,878.74
Veteran with 2 Parents $5,809.55 $6,116.29 $8,611.81 $9,834.11 $4,027.84
Additional A/A spouse $170.38 $170.38 $170.38 $170.38 $170.38

SMC Rates With Children, SMC-L through SMC-N

SMC Rates With Children, SMC-L through SMC-N
Dependent Status L L 1/2 M M 1/2 N
Veteran with Spouse and 1 Child $4,467.96 $4,682.30 $4,897.51 $5,211.90 5,527.00
Veteran with 1 Child $4,270.37 $4,484.71 $4,699.92 $5,014.31 $5,329.41
Veteran with Spouse, 1 Parent and 1 Child $4,617.06 $4,831.40 $5,046.61 $5,361.00 $5,359.86
Veteran with Spouse, Two Parents and 1 Child $4,766.16 $4,980.50 $5,195.71 $5,510.10 $5,825.20
Veteran with 1 Parent and 1 Child $4,419.47 $4,633.81 $4,849.02 $5,163.41 $5,478.51
Veteran with 2 Parents and 1 Child $4,568.57 $4,782.91 $4,998.12 $5,312.51 $5,627.61
Add for Each Additional Child Under Age 18 $92.31 $92.31 $92.31 $92.31 $92.31
Each Additional Schoolchild Over Age 18 $298.18 $298.18 $298.18 $298.18 $298.18
Additional A/A spouse. $170.38 $170.38 $170.38 $170.38 $170.38

SMC Rates With Children, SMC-N through SMC-S

SMC Rates With Children, SMC-N through SMC-S
Dependent Status N 1/2 O/P R.1 R.2/T S
Veteran with Spouse and 1 Child $5,833.18 $6,139.92 $8,635.44 $9,857.74 $4,051.47
Veteran with 1 Child $5,635.59 $5,942.33 $8,437.85 $9,660.15 $3,853.88
Veteran with Spouse, 1 Parent and 1 Child $5,982.28 $6,289.02 $8,784.54 $10,006.84 $4,200.57
Veteran with Spouse, 2 Parents and 1 Child $6,131.38 $6,438.12 $8,933.64 $10,155.94 $4,349.67
Veteran with One Parent and 1 Child $5,784.69 $6,091.43 $8,586.95 $9,809.25 $4,002.98
Veteran with 2 Parents and 1 Child $5,933.79 $6,240.53 $8,736.05 $9,958.35 $4,152.08
Add for Each Additional Child Under Age 18 $92.31 $92.31 $92.31 $92.31 $92.31
Each Additional Schoolchild Over Age 18. $298.18 $298.18 $298.18 $298.18 $298.18
Additional A/A spouse. $170.38 $170.38 $170.38 $170.38 $170.38

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