HomeVeterans Guide to VA BenefitsAppendix III - VA Compensation Tables2018 Special Monthly Compensation Table

2. 2018 Special Monthly Compensation Table

Special Monthly Compensation (SMC) Rate Table - Effective 12/1/18


SMC Rate Payment variation
K $108.57 Usually added to other rate or paid as the rate when percentage is zero.
Q $67 Paid in place of a rate.


Without Children, SMC-L through SMC-N

Dependent Status L L 1/2 M M 1/2 N
Veteran Alone $3,804.04 $4,000.69 $4,198.14 $4,486.58 $4,775.68
Veteran with Spouse $3,974.49 $4,171.14 $4,368.59 $4,657.03 $4,946.13
Veteran with Spouse and One Parent $4,111.28 $4,307.93 $4,505.38 $4,793.82 $5,082.92
Veteran with Spouse and Two Parents $4,248.07 $4,444.72 $4,642.17 $4,930.61 $5,219.71
Veteran with One Parent $3,940.83 $4,137.48 $4,334.93 $4,623.37 $4,912.47
Veteran with Two Parents $4,077.62 $4,274.27 $4,471.72 $4,760.16 $5,049.26
Additional A/A spouse. See footnote (b) $156.32 $156.32 $156.32 $156.32 $156.32

Without Children, SMC-N 1/2 through SMC-S

Dependent Status N 1/2 O/P R1 R2/T S
Veteran Alone $5,055.60 $5,338.04 $7,627.64 $8,749.09 $3,421.90
Veteran with Spouse $5,227.05 $5,508.49 $7,798.09 $8,919.54 $3,592.35
Veteran with Spouse and One Parent $5,363.84 $5,645.28 $7,934.48 $9,056.33 $3,279.14
Veteran with Spouse and Two Parents $5,500.63 $5,782.07 $8,071.67 $9,193.12 $3,865.93
Veteran with One Parent $5,193.39 $5,474.83 $7,764.43 $8,885.88 $3,558.69
Veteran with Two Parents $5,330.18 $5,611.62 $7,901.22 $9,022.67 $3,695.48
Additional A/A spouse. See footnote (b) $156.32 $156.32 $156.32 $156.32 $156.32

With Children, SMC-L through SMC-N

Dependent Status L L 1/2 M M 1/2 N
Veteran with Spouse and One Child $4,099.32 $4,295.97 $4,493.42 $4,781.86 $5,070.96
Veteran with One Child $3,918.03 $4,114.68 $4,312.13 $4,600.57 $4,889.67
Veteran with Spouse, One Parent and One Child $4,236.11 $4,432.76 $4,630.21 $4,918.65 $5,207.75
Veteran with Spouse, Two Parents and One Child $4,372.90 $4,569.55 $4,767.00 $5,055.44 $5,344.54
Veteran with One Parent and One Child $4,054.82 $4,251.47 $4,448.92 $4,737.36 $5,026.46
Veteran with Two Parents and One Child $4,191.61 $4,388.26 $4,585.71 $4,874.15 $5,163.25
Add for Each Additional Child Under Age 18. See footnote $84.69 $84.69 $84.69 $84.69 $84.69
Each Additional Schoolchild Over Age 18. See footnote (a) $273.58 $273.58 $273.58 $273.58 $273.58
Additional A/A spouse. See footnote (b) $156.32 $156.32 $156.32 $156.32 $156.32

With Children, SMC-N 1/2 through SMC-S

Dependent Status N 1/2 O/P R1 R2/T S
Veteran with Spouse and One Child $5,351.88 $5,633.32 $7,922.92 $9,044.37 $3,717.18
Veteran with One Child $5,170.59 $5,452.03 $7,741.63 $8,863.08 $3,535.89
Veteran with Spouse, One Parent and One Child $5,488.67 $5,770.11 $8,059.71 $9,181.16 $3,853.97 
Veteran with Spouse, Two Parents and One Child $5,625.46 $5,906.90 $8,196.50 $9,317.95 $3,990.76
Veteran with One Parent and One Child $5,488.67 $5,770.11 $8,059.71 $9,181.16 $3,853.97
Veteran with Two Parents and One Child $5,444.17 $5,725.61 $8,015.21 $9,136.66 $3,809.47
Add for Each Additional Child Under Age 18. See footnote $84.69 $84.69 $84.69 $84.69 $84.69
Each Additional Schoolchild Over Age 18. See footnote (a) $273.58 $273.58 $273.58 $273.58 $273.58
Additional A/A spouse. See footnote (b) $156.32 $156.32 $156.32 $156.32 $156.32

 

Footnotes

  1. See footnote a on the DISABILITY COMPENSATION - BASIC RATES chart for an example of how to add a schoolchild.
  2. See footnote b on the DISABILITY COMPENSATION - BASIC RATES chart for an example of how to determine the rate where a spouse is entitled to A/A.

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