Conditional LOA and Medical Waivers

Stacimcd3

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My son received a conditional LOA pending medical qualification. We went through an extensive remedial process with the DOD and received notification today that it was being sent to the USNA for a medical waiver. Does anyone know how long this process typically takes? It took a month for the DOD to review everything and get him to the stage that he is now. We are super anxious for this entire process to be over. Thanks for any info you can provide.
 

NavyHoops

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It can take a few weeks to months. The great part is he has an LOA. It will just take time to get the waiver. Hopefully it falls into the weeks category vice months. I remember last year year there was an appointee in this situation who didn't get the final waiver and full appointment until early May. That is the extreme though.
 

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After remedial from DoDMERB ours (also with a LOA) was within weeks. They withdrew the rejection and forwarded the BFE. Anxious is an understatement of the process. Good Luck.
 

5Day

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Most will not take this long, but the last 2 reported last year, May and June

127) TxNana/DGS/LOA/Appointment May 24th /Accepted/Texas
128) HassamaMama/LOA Feb 5th/Appointment June 9th/Accepted/NY-3rd
 

MAC_Daddy

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Our DS went through this in August. Took about 6 weeks. They may send you questions for remedial information. Whatever it is, try to have a physician involved that will medically clear your DS/DD. Ours was for (wait for it) a birthmark! Long story, but all worked out fine.
 

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Ours was for (wait for it) a birthmark!

I can relate to this! DS's medical history indicated 9 broken bones. I coached him about the injuries and recovery and all is well with each one, no problems, no pain, yada, yada, preparing for the physical. He's sitting on the exam table, doc is eyeballing him, looks at his records, back at him. DS is sweating bullets, just knows before he says a word that it's all over. Doc finally speaks and asks, "How'd you get the scar on your forehead?" Doc took out a tape measure and is scrutinizing this scar that the kid barely realized he had! Never once asked about the breaks!
 

Love4monsters

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Our DS went through this in August. Took about 6 weeks. They may send you questions for remedial information. Whatever it is, try to have a physician involved that will medically clear your DS/DD. Ours was for (wait for it) a birthmark! Long story, but all worked out fine.

My son has a birthmark too and he said the Dr was super intrigued by it! Examined him ALL over and didn't find another so it was seemingly fine. He comes from a long line of moley people with birthmarks. :bounce1:
 

cml92119

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We are waiting for a waiver for DS re a DQ: diagnosis of eczema after age 12. He had a rash on his shin caused by shin guards from soccer when he was in 8th grade. Doc diagnosed it as "eczema" & it was treated with cortisone & went away never to reappear. So, got a letter from his current ped that the diagnosis may have been in error as DS has no other symptoms/signs of eczema & no rashes since then (Nov 2012!). Praying he gets a waiver & appt.
 

Stacimcd3

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Thank you all for the input! My DS had a football injury when he was a freshman and was diagnosed with a slight herniation in one of his discs. He missed 2 games and went on to play the rest of the season. He never required surgery and went through physical therapy. He ended up being a 3 year varsity starting linebacker, team captain and defensive player of the year. Part of the remedial process with the DODMERB was submitting a letter from his doctor which released him to full activity. We submitted that along with his medical records and he was still DQ'd. The DODMERB told him that they are very black and white and will look at the medical records only. The USNA will take everything else into account. I just hope USNA can see that he went on to play 3 more years of football, threw discus and shotput, lives a very active lifestyle and has no back issues at all.
 
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