Written by attorney Kenneth Lewis LaVan

Special Monthly VA Compensation

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has several types of compensation for veterans. Special Monthly Compensation (SMC) is one such type that is paid to veterans, their spouses, surviving spouses, and parents. This benefit is awarded to veterans with special circumstances related to their health.

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For compensation rate tables to determine your SMC amount, visit the VA rate table page at

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