New York State Division of Veterans' Services

Special Monthly Compensation

Some disabling conditions incurred in military service are so severe that traditional disability compensation rates are not adequate. In recognition of this fact, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers a higher rate of tax-free monthly payments for these Veterans through the Special Monthly Compensation program. 

For example, if you have received a 100% disability compensation rating from the VA, a higher rate of payment is available to you if you are: 

  • Housebound, OR
  • Bedridden, OR
  • Requiring someone to assist you with any activities of daily living (bathing, toileting, cooking, dressing, moving from place to place, medication management, etc.) 

Special Monthly Compensation of varying dollar amounts is also available for Veterans who have sustained any of the following service-connected disabling conditions: 

  • Loss, or loss of use, of a hand or a foot 
  • Immobility of a joint
  • Paralysis 
  • Loss, or loss of use, of a reproductive organ 
  • Deafness of both ears (no air and bone conduction) 
  • Loss of sight in an eye (5/200 vision or worse, or a field of vision of 5 degrees or worse)
  • Loss of a percentage of tissue from a single breast, or both breasts, from mastectomy or radiation treatment  
  • Complete loss, or loss of use, of both buttocks 
  • Inability to communicate by speech

Our Veterans Benefits Advisors will gladly represent you free of charge in your claims and appeals for the full amount of disability compensation that you should receive from the VA, including Special Monthly Compensation. Call us today at 1-888-838-7697 for an appointment with the Veterans Benefits Advisor nearest to you.  

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Schedule an Appointment with a Veterans Benefits Advisor

1-888-VETS-NYS

(1-888-838-7697)

Contact a Veterans Benefits Advisor

Find a Veterans Benefits Advisor Near You!

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