DoDMERB waiver information

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  1. jfinn5083

    jfinn5083 New Member

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    My son received a letter from DoDMERB stating he does not meet medical requirement because of asthma,and that his file was sent to ROTC for waiver review. It also states that any additional information (not previously submitted) be sent. All medical records were sent. Has anyone that's been through the waiver proccess know what additional information would be helpfull in obtaining a waiver?
     
  2. USAFAHopefulMom

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    jfinn5083, I'm sending you a PM.
     
  3. laxmom4boys

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    jfinn5083,
    I too sent you a pm.

    USCGA Mom Class of 2014
     
  4. MullenLE

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    If you sent in all medcial records thus far, it's best to wait to see if the waiver authority requests any additional test(s), eval(s), and/or information. After reviewing your records, "if" they want something to render their decision, they will be very specific with what they want:thumb:
     
  5. ColtDad

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    Mr. Mullen,

    It may be that many people feel their waiver will be hastily rejected without any further query from the waiver authority, thus deciding the matter without getting an opportunity to plead their case.

    That is where my son stands, DQ'd and awaiting his fate without having an opportunity to make certain the decision makers have a complete picture.

    Its like an innocent, condenmed man keeping his mouth shut until the black hood is already fitted. At that point there's not much good that can happen.
     
  6. MullenLE

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    While I disagree with that characterization totally, any applicant, at any time, can submit whatever documentation, test/consult results, and/or information they wish to "plead" their case. Mind you, if the waiver authority or DoDMERB doesn't request it, it will be at the applicant's expense. It also might be unnecessary. As an example, I've seen folks go get Methacholine challenge tests on their own dime, when the results of that test were irrelavent to the waiver authority IN THAT PARTICULAR CASE.

    The waiver auth already had sufficent information to make their decision for and against waivers...which is why they hadn't requested the test.

    So, an applicant may choose to do what they wish:thumb:
     
  7. jfinn5083

    jfinn5083 New Member

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    Exactly what i wanted to know,whether their was any way we "could plead our case" with any information that's not in the medical file. I would hate to find out there was something we could have done, but didn,t, and it was too late.Thank you laxmom4boys, situation is exactly like your's.
     
  8. Seattle Mom

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    Waiver procedures

    I have been one of those lurkers, Coltdad has lead me to ask some questions about the waiver procedure. My DS applied EA1 because we learned from this forum that we would be going through this process and it is best to start early. Well, RA has passed, so now there will be more individuals seeking a waiver. My questions are: 1) Are waivers not granted until all applicants have been screened; 2) Is there a limit to the number of waivers that a SA can give; and 3) If you submit a doctor or surgeon's letter, is the surgeon's skill and reputation taken into consideration? Our DS's surgeon wrote a letter verifying that he was fully cured and completely fit for service with no restrictions. This surgeon is very well respected in his field and has an international reputation. Does this count?; and 4) If a waiver is denied (hopefully, not) do we get a chance talk with someone at that point?

    Lastly, I know that the DoDMERB website has been down. Is the data base down too or do the service academies have access to all records. In otherwords, is this slowing down the waiver decision process?

    Just trying to get an understanding of the process and relieve some anxiety. :scratch: Thanks much!!
     
  9. MullenLE

    MullenLE Member

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    1) Waiver decisions are made throught the cycle
    2) No, except with color vision at the USNA
    3) The quality and accuracy of the consult counts. It is easy to see when subjectivity overrides objectivity in consults and vice versa.
    4) If a waiver is denied, the applicant receives a letter from the waiver authority. That letter will be signed by the person with the authority to make the decision and therefore has the authority to consider appeals.

    The waiver authorities are being provided with all the information DoDMERB has.:thumb:
     
  10. Seattle Mom

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    Mr. Mullen, thank you for promptly answering these lingering questions. We will continue to be patient while anxiously awaiting word from the waiver authorities.
     
  11. MullenLE

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    U R welcome:thumb:
     

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