I got out of the Army in 1997 and was given a 50% disability rating for "nervous disorder". My actual diagnosis has switched a few times from "nervous disorder" to "schizo-affective disorder" to "schizophrenia". Within a few months of my discharge, the service connected disability was increased to 100%. In the award letter, it said something about a "future routine examination", but it's been ten years and I haven't heard from the VA with regards to any kind of reexamination. Ten years seems like a long time for them to not call me up for another examination if it is indeed temporary. I haven't been seeing any doctors for awhile now as I don't trust them and I still have some pretty bad side effects from the medications they gave me to begin with ten years ago (tardive dyskinesia). Since schizophrenia is pretty much a permanent disease does that mean i have a "permanent and total" rating, or should i still consider this a temporary thing where I might need to be concerned with them ceasing disability payments and finding a new means of living? If it is permanent and total, does that mean that I will receive these benefits for the rest of my life?