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VA RIN: 2900-AP23 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Special Monthly Compensation for Veterans With Traumatic Brain Injury 

The Department of Veterans Affairs proposes to amend its adjudication regulations to add an additional benefit for veterans with residuals of traumatic brain injury (TBI). This benefit was enacted by the Veterans' Benefits Act of 2010, which amended 38 U.S.C. 1114, and provides special monthly compensation (SMC) for veterans with TBI who are in need of aid and attendance and, in the absence of such aid and attendance, would require hospitalization, nursing home care, or other residential institutional care. Prior to the law's enactment, veterans with TBI were not eligible for this benefit unless they had a separate service-related disability that qualified under the law.

Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs(VA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 38 CFR 3.350    38 CFR 3.552   
Legal Authority: 38 U.S.C. 501(a)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Stephanie Li
Chief, Regulations Staff (211D)
Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Benefits Administration, 810 Vermont Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20420
Phone:202 461-9700