PRESS RELEASE — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Vienna, VA – April 1, 2015 – Dr. Frank Tucker, CEO of MicroHealth, has announced the release of the SMC VA Disability Calculator, in addition to five different online Veterans Affairs Disability calculators and the firm’s My VA Disability App, the only comprehensive mobile app that helps to determine disability compensation.
“This is the first ever first automated SMC calculator designed to reduce the complexity many Veterans face with calculations,” says Dr. Frank. “We are committed to providing Veterans useful tools to help them in their transition.”
Special Monthly Compensation (SMC) is an added tax-free benefit paid to Veterans, their spouses, and parents. SMC is a higher rate of compensation due to special circumstances like aid and attendance by another person or by a specific disability (e.g. loss of a limb).
The process of determining SMC disability and compensation is complicated, and many Veterans may not fully understand why a certain question or type of information is required. Prior to the release of the MicroHealth tools, calculators often used terms familiar to VA disability professionals, but meant little to Veterans and offered no clarification. MicroHealth calculators are easy to understand and simplify the process complimented by a VA Disability Process Guide.
Veterans are facing significant difficulties when applying for benefits. The Department of Veterans Affairs is suffering from a backlog of applications from all service branches. Claim processing can easily take six months and some veterans have waited more than 300 days for a determination. With the installation of the automated system, the VA expects faster claims processing.
For this reason, MicroHealth has allowed individuals to access the SMC VA Disability Calculator from the MicroHealth website. The SMC VA Disability Calculator, along with the My VA Disability App, provides individuals with user-friendly tools to obtain a close estimate of the benefits they’ll receive. All calculators are available online 24/7 and free to use. Organizations who would like to embed the web-based calculators in their website may do so freely and without ads by contacting MicroHealth through their website contact form.
For users of mobile devices, the SMC VA Disability Calculator is being prepared for Google Play for Android systems. My VA Disability App is now available at Google Play for Android systems. Developed for service personnel retiring or separating from the military, the innovative apps are easy to use and provide veterans with a close approximation of the final dollar amount they can expect to receive.
MicroHealth is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business who specializes in Health Information Technology (HIT) for federal and commercial health institutions. Within the HIT domain, we specialize in Program Management, Research, Business Intelligence, Systems Engineering, Software Development, System Integration & Engineering, Human Factors Engineering, Enterprise Architecture, Business Process Re-Engineering, Information Assurance, Mobile Technology, Electronic Health Records, Health Communication, Training, Testing and Medical Logistics. At MicroHealth, we believe health information technology is less about the technology. It’s about the PEOPLE empowered with information to make better decisions; VALUE it brings to patients, providers, public health and payers; and INNOVATION that help improve patient outcomes.