Remedial?

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  1. Lcwick

    Lcwick PrayingforWP

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    My son did not receive a DQ but he did not qualify for his medical either. He requires a remedial. Does anyone have any information/advice about this?
     
  2. Dad

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    A remedial is a request for more information or further testing. Follow the directions on the remedial form.

    My son required a remedial when he broke is hand after passing his physical. When the Dr. cleared him after 9 weeks, we sent in the remedial form along with the requested Dr.'s report, DoDMERB cleared him.

    If you have further questions about the remedial it would be best to contact DoDMERB directly at: helpdesk@dodmerb.tma.osd.mil . Make sure to include your son's last name and last 4 SSN. Best wishes.
     
  3. Lcwick

    Lcwick PrayingforWP

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    So is it better to get a remedial then a DQ?
     
  4. Melitzank

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    Yes it is, because as Dad said, "A remedial is a request for information or further testing." A DQ means your son would require a waiver.
     
  5. Lcwick

    Lcwick PrayingforWP

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    Well, that's encouraging! Thank you!
     
  6. Melitzank

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    You`re welcome! I hope all goes well with that....be sure to keep us posted!
     
  7. Dad

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    Sorry for not being more clear.

    DoDMERB declares if you meet the minimum standards of serving in the military. They simply evaluate the Dr.'s reports and determine if you pass (Qualify) or fail (Disqualify). If they need more information due to what you reported or the physical itself, they request a remedial to determine qualification.

    If you are qualified, then this part of the process is completed.

    If you are disqualified, then the branch will determine if you have a waiverable condition. Some DQs are non-waiverable. Some are. DoDMERB does not determine whether you are eligible for a waiver. That depends on the people at the SA or ROTC to offer you a waiver.

    I hope that clears it up.
     
  8. Lcwick

    Lcwick PrayingforWP

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    Success!

    We were able to quickly provide the paper work needed and my son is now officially medically qualified! We gave the paperwork to the MD we saw for the physical but somehow it never made it to DodMerb. We're all good now though, just a few tense days!
     
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    Congrats! It's just one more bump on the roller-coaster ride. Best wishes for a WP appointment! :thumb:
     

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