Automatic waiver request

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  1. Tooler_1024

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    I just looked at my portal and i got DQ'd for an injury to my back. I'm a 3 year AROTC scholarship winner so is my waiver request automatically sent in or do I have to send a letter to dodmerb asking for a waiver myself?

    Also how long is the timeline for a waiver decision? because I may not be able to attend the school I am planning on if I get disqualified and my scholarship is revoked.

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  2. Dad

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    DoDMERB states if you meet regulations. It is AROTC that will decide whether or not to consider to waive the regulation(s). You have no recourse at this time. Contact your PMS or point of contact at the detachment for further information. Best wishes.
     
  3. USAFA83GradWife

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    This time of year, the DoDMERB process goes pretty quickly.
    To help speed things along, you will want to get all your medical records together and ready to send to DoDMERB (overnight it!) Should a waiver request be submitted - and I would guess there's a good chance since you already have the scholarship - then you will be asked to send in all those records and possibly other supporting information. The Waiver Authority (for Army in this case) will review all your medical records and make a determination of whether or not to grant you a waiver.
     
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    I should clarify: Get all the medical records that pertain to your injury.
     
  5. Tooler_1024

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    Since I had an administrative remedial for this condition already, all of my paperwork regarding this injury have been sent in, along with all of my other records. So I guess there isn't much I can do but just wait.
     
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    Yeah, pretty much.
    DoDMERB doesn't have much leeway when determining DQs. They have a list of conditions/injuries and if yours is on there, then you get DQ-ed. I suspect they asked for remedial to get clarification on the exact injury.

    From what I understand, once the Army asks for a waiver, DoDMERB sends all the information electronically to the Waiver Authority (a really smart medical team.) They review everything very thoroughly and understand all the medical terminology. I think what helped my DD through her DQ (also back) was getting a letter from her doctor saying she has no restrictions nor limitations. You can fax that right to DoDMERB and they'll put it in your file.

    Good luck! :thumb:
     
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    I got dq'ed back in early April and am still waiting patiently... Waiver decisions take time and it depends on how many others are looking for waivers at this point in time from that certain branch
     
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    So even though in the administrative records it says I have no physical limitations regarding this injury, should I get another letter just to be sure saying the same thing?
     
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    In my opinion the more letters you have from doctors saying that you aren't limited physically/mentally from anything the better off you are.

    Also, I just called the waiver authorities for NROTC asking about my waiver conditions and they hadn't even looked at my file yet but since I called they went ahead and started the process of reviewing it. So, maybe calling them helps.
     
  10. USAFA83GradWife

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    The whole waiver process finished for DD in about a month for both AF and Navy once they had all the information. Maybe Army's process is a little slower? I had a specialist write a letter that stated there were no limitations - signed and dated. I don't know how much it helped, but the waiver authority didn't have to dig through medical records to make the same determination.

    The people at DoDMERB are super helpful - seriously! Give them a call and ask them about the status. They also gave me the phone number to the Waiver Authority.
     

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