I just learned about Special Monthly Compensation for Loss of Creative Organ. I decided to see if it was possible to do a CUE to receive back SMC pay, and ran across your article. Thanks so much for posting this; it gives me hope and is very educational.
I was service connected at 0% when I retired in 2009 for a procedure that caused sterility. I believe I should have been given SMC under “When loss or loss of use of a creative organ … resulted from operations in service for the relief of other conditions, the creative organ becoming incidentally involved, the benefit may be granted.”
Your post has taught me two things vital to my situation. 1. I can do a CUE for Special Monthly Compensation. 2. I did not have to claim the SMC to be entitled to it.
Thanks for all you do to help veterans get their benefits.