Waiting for Medical Waiver ...

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  1. paulycowgirl

    paulycowgirl ProudMomPaulycowgirl

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    Our son has received his Nomination and has also received a letter from USMA telling him he has met academic and physical agility requirements. The academy submitted a waiver request on January 8th and we haven't heard anything yet. Any idea how long this process could take?
     
  2. 845something

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    That really depends on what the DQ was for and how many other waivers that the surgeon is going through. 1) you need to check DoDMETS to see if there are any specific requests for follow up tests, and 2) you need to be proactive and send in any supporting medical documentation to DoDMERB that you have so they have that information to review as well. The surgeon will pull information from the DoDMERB system to make their determination and if you haven't sent anything, or been requested a specific test, then the only information they have to make the determination now is the initial exam that lead to the DQ. If you wait, the process could take 90 days, but if you are proactive it could go much faster.
     
  3. Lone Star

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    90 days is the range they give you, as I'm sure you know. Like 845something said, definitely go ahead and send in all of the relevant information for the waiver. Without knowing what the DQ was for, this could be surgery records, physical therapy/rehab schedules, follow-up documentation, medical info, etc. I would recommend getting in touch with your RC as well as the West Point medical liaison so that you can get some input on what they need and what has been submitted.

    Best of luck!
     
  4. paulycowgirl

    paulycowgirl ProudMomPaulycowgirl

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    Thanks for the input. We worked with our doctors to submit information without prompting from DODMERB and had it turned in within three weeks of the waiver request. So far they haven't requested anything else. Appreciate our RC's assistance very much.


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  5. educ8

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    Our DD was DQ'd (for Spondylolysis) on 10/1 and on 10/4 both USMA and USAFA requested a waiver. We sent in all of the requested materials and she was granted a waiver from USMA on 2/4 (almost exactly 120 days), but has not heard anything yet from USAFA.

    Good Luck.
     
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    paulycowgirl ProudMomPaulycowgirl

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    Thanks for the encouragement. How do I locate and contact the West Point medical liaison?
     
  7. 845something

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    They'll contact you if needed. Otherwise you should route all your communication through your RC.
     

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