Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis: possible waiver?

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  1. Mateob

    Mateob Member

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    Hi forums,
    I'm a 4yr AFROTC scholarship awardee who's dodmerb dq'd for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. I was wondering if this is an automatic DQ with absolutely no waivers?

    The problem is completely confined to my jaw, and I am in remission with no symptoms of JRA (I have a doctors note for this).

    Will they even consider the documentation I provided regarding how minor of an issue this is? Or is it just black and white, no possible waiver?

    Thanks in advance, even if the news isn't what I want to hear.
     
  2. Pima

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    Waivers are case by case. You just need to go through the process and hope for the best.
     
  3. Mateob

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    Thank you. I'm slightly confused though, because I've seen posts saying "x is a DQ with no possible waivers." So any condition will receive at least consideration for a waiver?
     
  4. usna1985

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    Some conditions are never/almost never waived (e.g., diabetes). I suggest you contact the medical folks at AFROTC and ask them whether this condition is potentially waiverable.
     
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  5. Mateob

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    Suuuuper late response I know, but regarding your comment, how do I contact the AFROTC medical folks? I've looked online for a contact for them but I'm not sure if I'm looking right. Thanks
     
  6. Pima

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    Since you are already a recipient of the scholarship usually they will immediately send you for a waiver. I would contact Maxwell AFB and ask them for the contact number.
     
  7. Mateob

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    This may be a dumb question, but should I just look up the Maxwell AFB email online, and shoot them a message asking for contact info for the waiver authority?

    Thanks
     

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