Waiver Process/Understanding DQ?

Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by TheJrder, Aug 31, 2014.

  1. TheJrder

    TheJrder Member

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    I was just informed that I didn't meet DoD standards, but I don't understand why. It said because I had eczema when I was 12 for a month, and because of allergy induced asthma which I had tested and proved to be wrong (scoring above 100% on all spirometry tests), and my braces which will be removed before I graduate. I am curious as to why I was disqualified. But I realize nothing can be done and I have to start the waiver process. So, my question is how? I still need to have an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon and I'm assuming they'll send in paperwork from that appointment, but what do I do from there? Any and all advice is appreciated.
     
  2. Godandcountry

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    Any history of asthma after the age of 13 is an automatic DQ. If I understand the regulations correctly, DODMERB has no option but to DQ. Fortunately, as many posters here have attested, an asthma DQ is waivable through testing. What does your DODMERB DQ letter indicate?


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  3. TheJrder

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    The thing I don't understand is that I explained it was a misdiagnosis and I had testing done to prove it. In regards to what?
     
  4. Zero

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    In the end it does not matter if it was misdiagnosed. The DoD is now aware so you must prove to them you don't have it. It shouldn't matter if what you say is true, you will get the waiver. I would suggest talking to your commissioning source rep. and call dodmerb doctor and ask your questions directly to them so you are not asking people on a forum why you were medically DQ'd.
     
  5. Pima

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    Zero,

    Please reread your post....

    It shouldn't matter IF what you say is true, YOU WILL GET the WAIVER!
    :eek::confused:

    You may want to come back and edit that statement, unless you sit on the medical review board.
    ~ According to your post, you don't.

    My suggestion is contacting the DoDMERB help desk to see if the spirometery exam is in their records.

    The doc performs the exam and submits the results to DoDMERB. DoDMERB processes the results and Qs , DQs or send remedials. Contacting the doc directly is not the path I would go. Contacting the help desk would be the path I would go with. I would also suggest talking to their ALO and BGO directly for guidance.
     
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  6. TheJrder

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    I will do that, thank you very much.
     
  7. Zero

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    Don't really understand how you are confused. But that was a poor attempt at some type of forum trolling. IF what he said is TRUE, then he has nothing wrong with him and proof (misdiagnosis) of it which in turn means HE WILL get the waiver (for that at least, unless it is untruthful). I'm pretty positive no medical organization DQ's anyone for no valid reasons if you provide proof and are being truthful. Thanks though. :thumbdown:

    So he needs to start the waiver process regardless, meaning call dodmerb or contact your det/representative who scheduled the appointment and I am sure they all can point you in the right direction.
     
  8. Pima

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    I am not confused. I was shocked and questioned your response.

    Just like I am :eek::confused: that you are now insinuating that TheJrder is a troll.

    As a an AFROTC cadet that was picked up for rated and I assume went through Wright Pat for your FC1 this past summer, I would think you would understand the stress they are experiencing as a candidate.

    It is also a little disconcerting that you have yet to realize as a rising senior aka AFROTC 400 that he CANNOT start the waiver process, only the COMMISSIONING source can.
    ~ When and if USNA and AFA chooses.

    My post to you may have read as an attack, but that was not my intention. My intention was only to say nobody on this forum can say with any definitive answer that THEY WILL GET A WAIVER. He has admitted that his doc stated he has allergy induced asthma, BUT passed the bspirometry exam, yet DoDMERB DQd him. This is now about his medical backfpgroud.
    ~ Passed at what level? Enough to play HS sports or the military level? Not every family doc knows the DoDMERB regs.

    JMPO, but you do no good by keep saying he WILL when you have not seen their medical records. We are here to support, guide and direct. Not to blow smoke up their arse!
    ~ Support = reading/listening
    ~ Guide= well intention opinions using life experience
    ~ Direct= suggestions

    If you want to attack me like you did with scout and Bullet, than please take it to me privately.

    For now let's get behind the OP and not call them a troll

    TheJrder, I so not believe you are troll. I believe you are scared, but the fact is the best option now is to take control and contact DoDMERB helpdesk.. You are in the system. If you have a spirometery test result, ask if they have it on file. If they don't ask them how to send it. Make sure you have proof that they receive it. This means also taking their name,their extension and writing down the the name and time. Contact your BGO and ALO so they are aware that you are on top of the issue. Do not expect them to do battle for you. They probably have 10-15 candidates and a full time job. Remember that position is a volunteer job. They are there to guide, support and direct.
    FYI, our friends DS commissioned out of USNA in 12, he is now flying 18s. He had more allergies than you could shak a stick at, so it happens.
    Take deep breaths, and remember to have plan B in place. AFA may say no, but AFROTC may say yes.
     
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  9. Zero

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    If he wants to know about the process or to see if they are even submitting it then he needs to contact them, again which is my point. He can always ask for one or ask why not if they were not going to and he can also apply for an ETP, but we wont go down that road. The point is if he is telling the truth that nothing medically is wrong with him and it was indeed a misdiagnosis and has doctor proof on it then there is no reason he would not get the waiver. We are not medically diagnosing his condition. Going off of the post he already has that done and stated that there is none, again my point. But alas WE digress instead of just sticking to the OP, always questioning others posts.

    In short, Call whoever you think can get you answers. Anyone that you could possibly think would, will probably point you in the right direction if you are wrong. I myself had to get a waiver and was told "your waiver is automatically submitted" so if you were not told this, I'd ask. Never hurts to ask.
     
  10. TheJrder

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    Thank you all for your guidance and help, I really appreciate it.
     

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