Clarification of #3 waiver on ADD meds

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  1. Moremom

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    (3) The applicant has never taken more than a single daily dosage of medication or has not been prescribed medication for this condition for more than 24 cumulative months after the age of 14.

    I was wondering if anyone could clarrify the 24 "Cumulative" months. My son meets all the other conditions for the waiver, but I'm not sure about the cumulative months part. He has taken ADD meds off and on until he was about 16.5 years old. Cumulatively he has been prescribed less than 24 months of meds after the age of 14 if we "add" up all the # days of prescriptions. I checked with his doctor. They don't mean consecutive, as in past 2 years after the age of 14? He has never had any accomodations or an IEP and has done better off of the meds.
     
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    Not an expert here, but 24 cummulative months means your DS was prescribed meds (not necessarily taken) for a total of 24 months after age 14. If DS had a prescription for meds (not necessarily filled) from age 14 to 16.5 years, regardless of whether he took them or not, that would be more than 24 cumulative months.

    Just a point of clarification; has DS taken the DoDMERB exam and been DQ'd pending a waiver? If so, that is all in the hands of the SA or ROTC branch now. Not much you can do but wait.

    If you are preparing for the DoDMERB exam and are working on the medical history, then you need to report the facts as you know them to be. If this is your situation, I would certainly contact DoDMERB directly with your question. They ARE the authority. You'll get a better answer from them than on this forum. Send last name and last 4 SSN when you e-mail them at helpdesk@dodmerb.tma.osd.mil. They are good at getting back to you quickly.

    Best wishes. :thumb:
     
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    That's where the confusion lies, in the "total" 24 months. He has been prescribed approx. 17 months worth of prescriptions since age 14, but the last one was prescribed past 24 months since his 14th birthday. I just wanted to be sure I'm interpreting this correctly. He hasn't applied yet so he hasn't been denied, but we're just trying to prepare ourselves a head of time just in case. Thanks for any help.
     
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    Sounds like you have your answer. Just report it as you said. If there is a problem, DoDMERB will request more information (called a remedial) from you or your doctor. Return the request as soon as possible and DoDMERB will make their decision.

    Best wishes. :thumb:
     

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