Remedial vs waiver

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  1. Jim Biaglow

    Jim Biaglow Jim

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    What's the difference between a remedial and waiver? I'm confused with this whole process.

    DoDMerb has all my examinations and has requested a remedial. Does that mean if I get past the remedial that I will be cleared? Or am I horribly confused? :confused:
     
  2. soccmomer

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    Jim a waiver can be granted if you are DQ (Disqualified). A remedial was requested because they want more information about something. Hopefully, after that, you will be qualified (cleared), however, there is still a chance of being DQ.
     
  3. Pima

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    socc is correct. To add onto their post. A waiver can only be requested from the source (branch...WP/AROTC) You cannot request a waiver. The source must deem you competitive to request. WP may not request it, but AROTC does. AROTC may waive it, but if you applied to Navy or AF they may not. Same as there are posters here that have had AROTC waive, and not have WP waive.

    A remedial is about requesting you to go to a doc again for verification of the 1st DoDMERB doc, or requesting your medical history from your family doc so they can look at it from an overall perspective.

    A remedial can turn into a DQ, but in my yrs here that is very few and far between. Traditionally it is if the remedial doc has even lower results than the DoDMERB docs results. Color deficiency is a good example of this issue.

    Remedial is not something I would have concerns over.
     
  4. Jim Biaglow

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    So at this point in time the only thing I can be DQ'd for is the item thay has a remedial requested? I'd assume they wouldn't want a remedial if I had something else that would DQ me.
     
  5. Pbravo1

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    I got a remedial for one thing and a DQ for another. I am hoping for a waiver.
     
  6. JMS

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    All good advice above. My DS's experience is that the DODMERB 'punch-list' of issues can be different for each branch, but will not grow longer. The waivers and remedial focus on the DQ issues.
    For what it is worth, one may wish to reconsider using one's real name in a public forum such as this.
     

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