Medical Wavers

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  1. mommakendrick

    mommakendrick New Member

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    my son had a dislocated arm at 6years old. DODMERB rejected, so we're hoping for a waver. Anyone else in the same boat? Super anxious! No mail today because it's President's day. Praying for the best.
     
  2. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Moderator

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    No one knows for certain as each waiver is evaluated separately. If I had to put a guess on it... If he is submitted for a waiver he would be fine. Remember they only submit those who are deemed competitive for a waiver. So guessing if he has a nom and is 3Q (which you wouldn't necessarily know) you should be submitted for one.
     
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    mommakendrick New Member

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    Thanks, he has nom and is at least 2Q (not sure on the medical). The wait is awful...
     
  4. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    You can always call (obviously, not today) the USNA Admissions medical staff to inquire about the waiver process and if your son is being considered for one.
     
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    My DoDMERB results have been in for about two weeks. I'm qualified for West Point and USAFA but I haven't heard anything for USNA. On my DoDMERB portal under Navy it says I am "disqualified" because my "distant visual acuity is not correctable to 20/20 in each eye;" however, it says that it is "pending a waiver submission/ review".

    So my question is, am I disqualified or not? Those are two contradictory statements. Do I have to just sit and wait while they decide whether or not to grant me a waiver? If so, When will I hear?

    Thanks!
     
  6. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    DoDMERB and Waivers are two separate processes. DoDMERB is independent of the SA's and they either qualify, request a remedial, or DQ. DoDMERB has nothing to do with the waiver process itself.
    A waiver is done at the SA or ROTC level. They cannot begin a process to request a waiver until a DQ is determined.

    These two charts may help:

    DoDMERB process
    http://www.dodmerbconsultants.com/library/documents/InitExamRemedEvalProc.pdf

    Waiver Process
    https://dodmerb.tricare.osd.mil/Content/MedicalWaiverConsideration.pdf
     
  7. 16maybt

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    Will USNA tell me if they decide not to grant me a waiver?
     
  8. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    If you are not granted a waiver, DoDMERB is notified by the SA and both portals should reflect this.
     

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