Medical Waiver Process

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  1. USCGAmichiguy

    USCGAmichiguy Member

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    Does anyone know who I could contact about the Medical Waiver Process at the USCGA besides my admissions officer? Who should I send my medical appeal material too at the Academy? any thoughts?

    Thanks again.
     
  2. Luigi59

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  3. Objee

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    You should actually send your "appeal material" to DoDMERB since they maintain your official applicant/candidate medical record. Sending medical information to us will just delay the process, because we'll end up sending it to DoDMERB. Our Chief Medical Officer will review your DoDMERB medical record, so anything you want him to consider when reviewing your medical waiver request should go to DoDMERB...not USCGA. Bill Anderson is our [Admissions] liaison to both DoDMERB and the Academy's Chief Medical Officer, so he's definitely a good point of contact if you have other questions about the process.
     
  4. USCGAmichiguy

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    Thank you Objee and Luigi, I will be contacting him soon!
     
  5. firecaptain

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    Good morning. Our cadet, a 3C, went through the appeal process twice. All medical information was forwarded to DODMERB as requested. Initially the appeal was denied by the waiver authority ( which at that time was the Coast Guard HQ and I believe is still the case). We requested a second appeal, which was granted, and that request, along with supporting documentation, went straight to HQ. Sometime in early May that second appeal was reviewed and a waiver granted. Point is, be persistent but patient, and as many people on these forums have advised.... have a strong Plan B
     
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    Good luck on the appeal process at USCGA. My son has appointments and medical waivers from USMA, USNA, and USAFA. Coast Guard would not grant him a waiver and his appeal was denied.
     
  7. USCGAmichiguy

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    Thanks firecaptain and bowhunter, right now I am scheduled to take a spirometery test just to be able to send the results to DoDMERB. We haven't heard anything yet from USCGA about the waiver so far. We plan to send DoDMERB a letter from my doctor, a personal letter from myself, and the results of the breathing test together as kind of a "no asthma" package.
     

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