Medical DQ

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  1. kaylar

    kaylar Member

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    My DD received a DQ this morning for heart issue we didn't even know she had. She was diagnosed with Supraventricular Tachycardia several years ago but had a cardiac ablation done over 2 years ago and no episode since (according to everything I have read is qualifying). We received a remedial and sent all paperwork into dodmerb. The DQ came back for patent foramen ovale. We didn't even know she had this and was never even discussed with our cardiologist. Obviously our cardiologist was never concerned about it!! Would it help if I sent in a letter from her cardiologist to dodmerb?
     
  2. sheriff3

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    If your DD does indeed have the condition there is nothing you can do at this point except wait for the process to play out. It will be up to the waiver authority to make a determination. I would have the cardiologist draft a letter either saying the condition is mild ( if that is the case) or have her examined by the cardiologist again in hope that the DoDMERB Dr. misdiagnosed. In any case having your Dr. send a letter will likely not hurt her chances.
     
  3. kaylar

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    Are medically disqualified statuses automatically sent for a waiver for AROTC? The ROO at my DD school just told her that if the Dodmerb site doesn't have anything else but the reason for DQ...."It is over at that point" and nothing else can be done. Is this true???
     
  4. sheriff3

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    Unless something has changed in the last 2 years DQ's are automatically reviewed for scholarship winners. Your DD's may take a while longer since she is a 3 yr winner and there is no sense of urgency on the Army's part. If possible have her examined by a retired military cardiologist, if they say she has the condition you are likely in for an up hill battle and should plan on using your plan b option. If, however the military cardiologist says she does not have the condition or its minor in their opinion then you have a fighting chance for sure. If you do end up with a favorable diagnosis then I would get that into the hands of DoDMERB asap. I would guess it is easier to get a DQ waived then an already considered DQ overturned. Best of luck to you.
     
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    I am currently waiting on waivers, and this showed up "Applicant DQ - Waiver Authority requests additional information" I have already submitted paperwork they suggested, is there anyone I can contact to stay up to date with the process?
     
  7. LawyerLynn

    LawyerLynn Just a dad

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    Send an email to Deputy Director = Lawrence.E.Mullen.civ@mail.mil
    He's super nice, he replied to my email on a Sunday. He should be able to give you some info. on exactly what is being looked for and needed.
     
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