I recieved a 50% rating for PTSD from a TBI and 10% rating for Tinitus. The Tinitus was listed as "Permanent" and the PTSD rating was listed as "Temporary". I did security on over 25,000 miles of supply convoys and acted as Convoy Commander at times. You can't have been outside the wire that long without having a bunch of stuff happen. I admit there are many guys from my platoon who are much worse off than me. The other injuries I recieved have barely been addressed and are still being reviewed in Washington for the last 20 months after 3 different denials across the board. These are legitimate combat related injuries but I doubt I will ever hear anything from them. When I first started going to the VA, they charged me for all of my visits, said I was never deployed (instead of the 3 deployments I actually have), only had 5 years of service (instead of 21 and a half years total and 7 years active), denied all of my claims, told me I needed to go to a civilian doctor, once they told me I was never in the military, etc. I had to jump through MANY hoops just to finally get them to recognize that I had 3 deployments and was a "Gray Area Retiree". It has been a nightmare dealing with the VA and I go ballistic every time I have to remember everything I've had to go through with them. Anyway, what do I need to expect with this "Temporary" rating? As I read through some of these posts, I see many people with ratings for things I was denied or didn't know about, such as Hypertension, Anxiety, Sleep Problems. GERD, etc. I thought I just had severe heartburn after I came back and got the VA to prescribe me heartburn medicine, which I have to take daily or I wind up breathing fire. I broke my nose on a high speed convoy resulting in a deviated septum from it which caused chronic sinustitus. I was ordered to go to sick call in country for treatment of it. The VA did a CAT scan here, said I showed major sinus infections, and told me to go to a civilian doctor for treatment. The VA denied a claim on this because I told the military 20 years ago that I took over the counter medications for occasional hayfever. I now wake up 3 or 4 times a week choking on mucous about to pass out. I broke my tailbone on a high speed convoy, which causes me severe pain when I sit on hard surfaces. I was denied a claim on this because there is no treatment for a broken Coccyx and was given Motrin in country for the pain. I now have to take at least two 800 mg Ibuprofens daily for the pain. Every claim I had based on LOD's from Iraq was denied with some like lame excuse. I would also say that I did not miss any work during the Deployment, got my injuries documented, and then went back to work. I feel like I am being punished for NOT being a sick call commando and working while injured. When I couldn't sit for 2 months beacause of the broken tailbone, I manned the 50 cal., as an E-6, to carry my share of the load. This was with "Hillbilly Armour" (Hillbilly armour is armour we improvised, but very little protection) on the vehicles and not the up-armored vehicles everyone has now. I injured my back jumping off the top of a moving HEMMTT while in full battle rattle to avoid being hit by incoming rounds, landing on the lower side on a downslope (about a 12' drop), and injured my back. The VA says there is no signs of any injury other than pulled muscles at the time. I had a ripped bicep before my Deployment but deployed anyway. During the deployment, I further injured the arm and can now only lift a max of 35 lbs with that arm before recieving severe pain. The VA denied the claim, saying it is a "Pre-existing" condition, which it was, but not this bad. I had several other injuries which were also denied with the same kind of lame reasons. Sorry for the rant. My main question was "What do I expect from the 'Temporary' rating?"