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 2018:

SMC Rate Payment variation
K $105.61 Usually added to other rate or paid as the rate when percentage is zero.
Q $67 Paid in place of a rate.
SMC Rates Without Children, SMC-L through SMC-N
Dependent Status L L1/2 M M1/2 N
Veteran Alone $3,700.43 $3,891.72 4,083.79 $4,364.38 $4,645.60
Veteran with Spouse $3,866.24 $4,057.53 $4,249.60 $4,530.19 $4,811.41
Veteran with Spouse and One Parent $3,999.30 $4,190.59 $4,382.66 $4,663.25 $4,944.47
Veteran with Spouse and Two Parents $4,132.36 $4,323.65 $4,515.72 $4,796.31 $5,077.53
Veteran with One Parent $3,833.49 $4,024.78 $4,216.85 $4,497.44 $4,778.66
Veteran with Two Parents $3,966.55 $4,157.84 $4,349.91 $4,630.50 $4,911.72
Additional A/A Spouse $152.06 $152.06 $152.06 $152.06 $152.06

 

SMC Rates Without Children, SMC-N1/2 through SMC-S
Dependent Status N1/2 O/P R.1 R.2/T S
Veteran Alone $4,918.87 $5,192.65 $7,419.88 $8,510.79 $3,328.70
Veteran with Spouse $5,084.68 $5,358.62 $7,585.69 $8,676.60 $3,494.51
Veteran with Spouse and One Parent $5,217.74 $5,491.52 $7,718.75 $8,809.66 $3,627.57
Veteran with Spouse and Two Parents $5,350.80 $5,624.58 $7,851.81 $8,942.72 $3,760.63
Veteran with One Parent $5,051.93 $5,325.71 $7,552.94 $8,643.85 $3,461.76
Veteran with Two Parents $5,184.99 $5,458.77 $7,686.00 $8,776.91 $3,594.82
Additional A/A spouse $152.06 $152.06 $152.06 $152.06 $152.06

 

SMC Rates With Children, SMC-L through SMCNS
Dependent Status N1/2 O/P R.1 R.2/T S
Veteran with Spouse and One Child $3,987.67 $4,178.96 $4,371.03 $4,651.62 $4,932.84
Veteran with One Child $3,811.32 $4,002.61 $4,194.68 $4,475.27 $4,756.49
Veteran with Spouse, One Parent and One Child $4,120.73 $4,312.02 $4,504.09 $4,784.68 $5,065.90
Veteran with Spouse, Two Parents and One Child $4,253.79 $4,445.08 $4,637.15 $4,917.74 $5,198.96
Veteran with One Parent and One Child $3,944.38 $4,135.67 $4,327.74 $4,608.33 $4,889.55
Veteran with Two Parents and One Child $4,077.44 $4,268.73 $4,460.80 $4,741.39 $5,022.61
Add for Each Additional Child Under Age 18 $82.38 $82.38 $82.38 $82.38 $82.38
Each Additional Schoolchild Over Age 18. $266.13 $266.13 $266.13 $266.13 $266.13
Additional A/A spouse. $152.06 $152.06 $152.06 $152.06 $152.06

 

SMC Rates With Children, SMC-L through SMCNS
Dependent Status N1/2 O/P R.1 R.2/T S
Veteran with Spouse and One Child $5,206.11 $5,479.89 $7,702.12 $8,798.03 $3,615.94
Veteran with One Child $5,029.76 $5,303.54 $7,530.77 $8,621.68 $3,439.59
Veteran with Spouse, One Parent and One Child $5,339.17 $5,612.95 $7,840.18 $8,931.09 $3,749.00
Veteran with Spouse, Two Parents and One Child $5,472.23 $5,746.01 $7,973.42 $9,064.15 $3,882.06
Veteran with One Parent and One Child $5,162.82 $5,436.60 $7,663.83 $8,754.74 $3,572.65
Veteran with Two Parents and One Child $5,295.88 $5,569.66 $7,796.89 $8,887.80 $3,705.71
Add for Each Additional Child Under Age 18 $82.38 $82.38 $82.38 $82.38 $82.38
Each Additional Schoolchild Over Age 18. $266.13 $266.13 $266.13 $266.13 $266.13
Additional A/A spouse. $152.06 $152.06 $152.06 $152.06 $152.06

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