Waiver..

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  1. joe001

    joe001 New Member

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    I am applying to the Air Force Academy, and I have finished my application and have received a nomination. However, since I am very slightly allergic to Macadamia nuts, I sent in remedial information regarding my allergy in January after being requested to do so. And now, my status has changed from "Remedial Requested" to "Pending Waiver Submission/Review," and I am starting to worry. I would greatly appreciate it if you could give me some advice: Does this mean that I am about to be medically disqualified? And, if I send in a waiver request to the USAFA, how long will the process take (do i still have time)?
     
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    Luigi59 Banned

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    Anything's possible. A nut allergy is taken very seriously, as the consequences of ignoring it can be death.

    No need, waiver requests are not initiated by the candidate.

    Only Larry Mullen can answer that, his contact information (email) is stuck at the top of this section.

    :cool:
     
  3. bendaddy

    bendaddy Candidate

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    joe001, I too was disqualified by DoDMERB because of an allergy to nuts (pine nuts, that is). I went through the same process you are going through now and was asked to send additional medical information to DoDMERB. I ended up sending my entire medical history. DoDMERB will tell you what documents to send them in a package they provide you with.

    Like you, I was only mildly allergic to pine nuts so I was granted a waiver! Go through all the steps with wit and patience, and I am pretty sure you will be waived too. Best of luck.

    P.S. Larry Mullen is THE #1 source for questions like these. His contact information is posted on many, if not all, of the preceding posts.
     
  4. MullenLE

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    joe001 - cut nad paste your posting; provide your full name and last 4 SSN; send me an email at Larry.Mullen@dodmerb.tma.osd.mil. I can assist U better from there:thumb:
     
  5. joe001

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    Thank you, everyone, for help and information.

    After reading a ton of threads on this forum, I still have some questions..
    My status on the USAFA page changed to "Disqualified" on Monday, about five days after I found out that I was medically disqualified, and I am aware that I have to wait for USAFA to consider waiving me and that if I am waived, the status on the DoDMERB page will show this. May I ask for clarification about the USAFA page status:

    Does my status indicate waiver denial, or is this normal for all disqualified candidates, and will it change if I receive a waiver?
    And, to bendaddy and anyone who was waived for allergies, about how long did it take for you to receive a waiver?
    Thank you,
    Joe
     
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  6. mmb5

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    DoDMERB website will say "Disqualified" if you don't meet standards, and then,for SA applicants, sends the waiver request to each Academy or service. While in process, it will show which service(s) are considering it, and then "Pending Waiver Submission/Review." Son was fortunate enough to have it change to "waiver granted" when it happened; I've read here of those who read "waiver denied", all on the DoDMERB website.
     
  7. bendaddy

    bendaddy Candidate

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    For me, the process took a little more than a month, from the day I received notification in the mail of my disqualification to the day I discovered I was waived.

    As for your online status, it will definitely be updated with "Waiver Granted" should you receive a waiver. It may, however, take a day or two to be updated. (I actually contacted Mr. Mullen the day I was waived and he was the one who gave me the good news - had I waited another 5 or 6 hours, I would have had no need to contact him at all!).

    Good luck... I know how anxious you feel, but trust me, just bear with it a little longer. :smile:
     
  8. MullenLE

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    Congrats BenDaddy!:thumb:
     
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    Bendady, how much time went by between your exam and the notification of your disqualification?
     
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    Mariner116 - Just so you know....every case is different:thumb: If you want to know about your case, send me your posting; your full name and last 4 SSN; to Larry.Mullen@dodmerb.tma.osd.mil. I can assist U better from there:thumb:
     

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