Medical Waiver Status

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  1. jenmn11

    jenmn11 New Member

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    I'm sorry if this question has already been asked, but I can't seem to find it on the forum.

    I was wondering what my current medical status means. On the Westpoint Candidate portal, my status is
    REQUESTED WAIVER (Dec 18, 2012)
    on the DoDMERB website my portal status is
    Pending Waiver Submission/Review

    Does this mean that Westpoint has requested a waiver? Upon my regional commanders advice I have sent in my medical records for the DQ conditions to DoDMERB. I was wondering if there anything I can do to help speed up the process?

    My status on the DoDMERB website hasn't changed in over 3 weeks, and I was also curious if this time frame is common, or what experiences other people have had with this!

    I got the principal nomination from my congressman, and his letter said that if I am found 3Qed then I will be offered an appointment. I am anxious to hopefully get this waiver cleared up, because I am currently physically and academically qualified. Thanks for your help :smile:
     
  2. BigNick

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    Check with your RC to be sure.

    However, I this is what is probably happening.

    You have been disqualfied in some physical area. West Point has the option to request a medical waiver. Individuals cannot ask for a waiver. WP has surely asked for a waiver on your behalf. I do not have any exact stastistics but these waivers are often approved depending on the medical problem.

    Rather than worry and wait - call your RC to get your current status and send an email to DoDMerb asking them for information. This is the busy time of year for DoDmerb, so they are usually slow in resolving waivers.

    I am surprised that you have not been notified of the exact problem and asked to provide some additional medical information.
     
  3. Jwmiller6

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    This was my status right after I was DQ'd. It does not mean that the academy has requested your waiver yet. Your candidate portal will say whether or not they have requested a waiver, then you wait from 2 weeks to 6 months (from what I've read, not positive) for the actual waiver decision. I was disqualified, USMA requested my waiver the next day, then I received my waiver within three weeks of USMA requesting it (this was very fast compared to normal waiver timelines).
     
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    Just realized that I quoted the wrong post....... Meant to quote Jenmn11!

    Also, USMA has requested your waiver (didn't see that your portal already said "waiver requested"). Now, as soon as I was disqualified, I had my family doctor write a letter on what had disqualified me (basically saying that it will not affect me in any way, and it is no longer a problem). My jiu jitsu (submission grappling martial art) instructor also wrote me a letter talking about the tremendous amount of stress there is on the joints in this martial art, and that there is no way I could perform to the level I do if I had any issue. Lastly, I wrote a chronology of my physical participation from a month before the incident to present. I believe that this helped speed my process up. However, no process is the same, so no one can judge how long it will take you to receive a waiver.
     
  5. jenmn11

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    Thank you! I will definitely consider getting letters written from my doctors and coaches. I will try to do anything to help speed the process up :)
     
  6. derfllon69

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    I am a Field Force Rep in Delaware and recently had a candidate in a similar situation. Apparently DODMERB has found a medical condition that is outside the normal acceptance criteria given to them from West Point. Because you have an impressive file (your p-nom indicates this as well) West Point Admissions has recommended that your condition be reviewed for a possible waiver. This request for waiver was submitted on the date that you indicated. Your file will go to a doctor at Keller Army Hospital for detailed review of your condition. His/her recommendation goes to the Head of Keller who is also a doctor for final review. All of this takes up to 90 days. Because the process takes this long the clock is ticking, but it can run past the Feb 28 file close date. I am no doctor but I find that the review process is fair. Go to Appendix B in the on line catalog and read up on other ways to appeal or get information about your status. Do not roll over without a fight. I am a grad and had to fight for my status medically, but things have changed much to the better. Hang in there but be proactive. Good luck!!
     
  7. jenmn11

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    Thank you for the insight and advice! What is the online catalog you are talking about? Is it on the DoDMERB website, or where could I find this? Thanks again for the help.
     
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