Waiver for Psoriasis

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  1. Dave

    Dave New Member

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    A little history, my son received an award scholarship for Army ROTC at Central Washington University just before his high school graduation this year. He is currently attending the university. He had been advised all along by the CWU ROTC, that everything was on course and not to worry. The day of the signing ceremony, he was told he could not sign, as all the paper work was not back yet. This was Sept. 21, 2010. Since that day, he has been asking daily what he needed to do, and they would continue to tell him, not to worry it's all on course and everything will be OK. He was advised, on October 5, 2010 that he was declined for medical reasons. He was told that the letter about this was dated Sept. 14th. However, he just received the DoDMerb letter yesterday.

    My question is this. He was told he could apply for a waiver. The rejection letter states the reason as "Psoriasis, history of". He has a very small condition on the top of his head, and has been getting smaller as he has grown up. It is now almost none existent. It has NEVER gotten worse. It doesn't affect his ability to wear hats, helmets or other equipment. It does not get worse with stress. As I understand it; this is the big concern with psoriasis.

    Could you help me to understand what types of things are considered in a waiver for this condition? Would a more in depth explanation from his dermatologist be helpful? Any guidance or help would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Dave
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  2. Dad

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    Contact Larry Mullen directly. His e-mail is in the sticky at the top of the page. He is THE authority on DoDMERB. Include your full name and last 4 digits of your SSN.
     
  3. MullenLE

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    Dave - Correct. Cut and paste your posting (if you haven't already ); provide son's full name and last 4 SSN; and send to me in an email to larry.Mullen@dodmerb.tma.osd.mil. I can assist U better from there. I will be all caught up on responses by midnight (MDT) Sat 16 Oct:thumb:
     
  4. Dave

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    Did you get my email

    Larry,

    I did send an email, I hope your received it. Let me know. Thanks
     
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    I answered @ 2:57 PM MDT Sunday 17 Oct:thumb:
     
  6. kme_eone

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    Psoriasis waivers

    I have a 3P on my Air Guard MEPS sheet, and for nearsighedness. The Meps Dr have me 1p for weight and athletes feet and 65 days to correct the weight and athletes feet. I had my second MEPS exam and the MEPS Dr said I was good to go and said now I just need a waiver for my eyes and the dime size psoriasis on my left elbow and left knee. I used the cream the MEPS DR said to use for the skin and it is almost gone.
    Why would the MEPS DR give me a 3p for two things, but tell me to use cream for the psoriasis, and get the waivers for it and my eyes.
    The Air Guard Recruiter says maybe the Dr sees something in me and knows I can get into the Air Guard. It seems the MEPS Dr is trying to work with me to get me taken care of and get me into the Guard.
    Any words of wisdom of my chances with the two waivers (skin and eyes). What are my chances of getting the waivers? By the way my vision is corrected to 20/20. I have been a Volunteer Firefighter for 16 years nows and don't wear my glasses when I go into a fire. Also I have been Firefighter of the Year at the same department.

    Thank you,

    Chris
     
  7. MullenLE

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    Those questions are better answered and MUST be executed by your Recruiter:thumb:
     

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