Who decides waiver qualification?

Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by rrjensen, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. rrjensen

    rrjensen Member

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    I was under the impression from the letter I received from the Department of Defense that it was up to each program I applied to decide if they would waive my DQ. Recently, the Enrollment & Scholarships officer at my school of choice said in an email "there isn’t anything that we can do for you here at the University". Can anyone clear this up for me?

    Also, in the letter I received they said that they may request additional information, but that I'd be welcome to send in anything on my own. Would this be wise? My DQ was for a shoulder dislocation two years ago, that has since been surgically repaired and I've played several different sports, plus I've been fully cleared by a doctor and physical therapist. I'm not too worried about receiving the waiver.

    Thanks for the help everyone!
     
  2. TX-MOM

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    My son has been offered an appointment to USMAPS, but has been medically DQ'd for a history of shoulder dislocation. He had surgery in 2011 and has also played sports for the last two years with no residual effects from the surgery. USMAPS has requested a waiver and DoDMERB requested more remedials. Specifically a letter from the surgeon. We sent that in on April 5th and are now waiting to see if the waiver will be granted. I'm not sure who makes the final decision for the waiver. I too would like to know. We have to let our backup plan know by May 1st what we are going to do.
     
  3. Pima

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    DoDMERB DQs. Branches waive. It is up to the source (ROTC, SA) to request a waiver. Typically they only request for those that are deemed competitive.

    For the OP. This is not a det level decision. It is a HQ ROTC level decision. They are saying basically if you have more info feel free to send it to them.

    For TX-MOM, again the Army, will decide. In your case they already have requested the waiver process to start, thus no decision has come down the pipeline.
     

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