Remedial?

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  1. Michael R.

    Michael R. Member

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    I got a remedial. Is that good? I have a condition that is considered unwaiverable by many even though it has no effect on me. Is a remedial a good sign then? Also, if I get a waiver for NROTC or USNA does that mean I'm pretty much clear to join the Navy in the future? I plan to do special warfare if that means anything.
     
  2. 5Day

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    The remedial process is different than the waiver process. They collect additional information and/or run additional tests to see if the you qualify. The waiver process MAY begin after you have been DQ and it is at the discretion of USNA or NROTC. You could get a waiver from, both, one or none. They are independent. Your Dodmerb medical is valid for 2 years. A waiver would not apply if you were to join via officer training after college. Not sure how long a NROTC or USNA medical waiver would be valid.
     
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  3. Michael R.

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    So I may be able to avoid the waiver process?
     
  4. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    No. The remedial is PART of the waiver process. They need more info before they can say yes or no.

    For example, you might receive a waiver for a shoulder injury from USAFA but not receive one from NROTC/Marine option because of climbing and rappelling concerns.
     
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  5. ForGod&Country

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    My son is in the middle of the remedial/waiver process for the USNA. He has a tree nut allergy. We submitted the DoDMERB application honestly, received a notice that they (DoDMERB) needed some additional information about his conditions (AKA the Remedial). This information included doctor records, etc. In our experience, we found that the response to the remedial is very important. We were advised to draft and honest, accurate reply about his condition and how he's managed it to date along with medical records to support our claims. We submitted our response and it was determined to have all the information they needed. He was DQ'd (history of systemic allergies) and his packet was moved to the waiver authorities of the USNA. If I u/s this correctly, the authority will review the information and decide 1 of 3 things: Waiver Granted (medically cleared), Need more information (need more medical information - testing, details, etc. before a final determination can be made) or Waiver Denied (not medically cleared). If more info is required then the info you get will be sent to DoDMERB and they will pass it on to the waiver board. If the waiver is denied, I understand not all is lost and there are options for the future. I'm not clear about what those are at this time.

    My advice is to craft your response very carefully, especially if you are aware of people saying your condition is not waiverable. Private message me for more details.
     

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