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Additional Benefits for Veterans

 Additional Benefits for Veterans

As a group that has handled veterans disability claims for several years, we know how complex they can be. In some cases, there are additional benefits for veterans that they may not have realized they were entitled to. Some are listed below.

Special Monthly Compensation (SMC)

Special Monthly Compensation is an extra amount of finances that may be provided to veterans under certain conditions in addition to their normal disability amount. Some examples of the cases where SMC might be provided are when a veteran has suffered from a lost limb or organ, blindness, deafness, or when a veteran requires at-home care. Speak with a rep from The Disability Group if you think you may be eligible for SMC and would like to discuss the issue to find out more information.

Total Disability Based Upon Individual Unemployability (TDIU)

Total Disability Based Upon Individual Unemployability provides the full amount of compensation to a veteran as if their disability was rated at 100 percent, even if it was rated below that. A veteran might be eligible for TDIU if it can be proven that they are not capable of working at all.

They must have at least one service-connected disability that is rated at at least 60 percent. One way around this is to have multiple conditions that have a combined rating of at least 70 percent, but in that case, one of them must have a rating of a least 40 percent.

The Disability Help Group is available to answer any questions or concerns that you may have about veterans disability. If you would like to inquire about the additional benefits mentioned above, or anything else regarding VA claims, give us a call or email us through the web form provided on the right side of this page. We look forward to assisting you.