DODMERB time limit

Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by JJaeger, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. JJaeger

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    I know that DoDMERB physicals are good for two years. However, last year I reported a food allergy that afflicted me as a child and does not currently. I failed to get a waiver for this reason. Can I waive my old medical and get a new one reflecting my mistake correction from last year?
     
  2. Pima

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    This is actually not a DoDMERB issue.

    DoDMERB is in charge of the exam process, but cannot authorize an exam or a waiver. These 2 issues come from the branch requesting an exam.

    Your best bet is to contact your USNA contacts to see if they will authorize another exam.

    Remember you have to explain how 1 yr ago you went through the waiver process for USNA and still remained DQ, and why this yr you would not be DQd.

    Your particular issue makes it more about the USNA and less about DoDMERB as how I see it.

    Their decision was based on records not your mistake. Your mistake regarding food allergies has little to no impact...the amount of times you visited a doc for this or the severity of allergies is important. They want an MD to say/swear you are okay in the Helmand Province, Afghanistan, (can't take maintenance allergy shots)and living on MRE's. not you the 17/18 yo taking shots monthly living in a suburban area. Or fact that fact on a boat where they use Peanut oil to cook with.

    Curiosity, but what exactly are you going to change regarding your mistakes?
    You went through the waiver process, and I am willing to bet you submitted all of your medical records. USNA saw those records.

    I am not trying to kill your dream, I am trying to explain that your input had little to no impact on the decision. They looked at all of your medical records from your doctors prior to their decision. They made their decision based on medical advice.

    I think you have a shot because some issues are time sensitive, and this yr it is not a DQ because of your age which means I would be Q, but if you were my child, I would contact my BGO and have them help you regarding getting a new exam.

    Seriously, I am not in any way, shape or form trying to quash your dream. I am only trying to illustrate how or why it may not happen. Why when

    Best wishes, hopes and thoughts. I really want you to get your dream, I just want you to take this time and organize your defense why LY's DQ was wrong in a Navy AD perspective.
     
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  3. JJaeger

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    Basically, I had a mild food allergy to peanuts until I was five, after which it dropped way off- now pretty much nonexistent. I reported it in the initial DoDMERB survey- they thought it was a current issue and said as much to me and USNA. I've never seen a doctor about this, much less had shots or medication. I dealt with a lot of DoDMERB bureacrats, and the USNA meds said I should talk to DoDMERB. Infinite loop of problems, as you can see.
     

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