TheMuffinMan

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I just received an LOA from USAFA today! I already got my nomination and passed the CFA but I'm still waiting on a medical waiver for a history of eczema. Does my chances of getting a waiver change/increase now that I have an LOA? I am super excited, however I've read on a couple online discussions and articles that getting waivers for eczema from the Air Force is really hard. Does anyone know anything about how waivers work with LOAs?
Thanks for any replies!
 
They are two separate and parallel processes. The LOA indicates that you are competitive, and USAFA Admissions will seek a waiver. However, the waiver process itself is run through the Air Force Recruiting Service Accession Medical Waiver Division (AFRS/AMWD). This office reviews a candidate's medical details to determine if a medical waiver is appropriate. They may either approve the waiver, disapprove it or request further information from a candidate concerning the medical condition cited. If additional medical information (AMI) is requested, a candidate will be notified by DoDMERB with an email instructing them to log into their DoDMERB account to review the update.

The bottomline is that AFRS/AMWD will determine if you receive your eczema waiver and their decision will not be impacted by your LOA. Be sure to monitor any updates through your DoDMERB portal. I also recommend having alternate plans in place in case your waiver is not granted. Best of luck with the process!
 
I just received an LOA from USAFA today! I already got my nomination and passed the CFA but I'm still waiting on a medical waiver for a history of eczema. Does my chances of getting a waiver change/increase now that I have an LOA? I am super excited, however I've read on a couple online discussions and articles that getting waivers for eczema from the Air Force is really hard. Does anyone know anything about how waivers work with LOAs?
Thanks for any replies!
My DS received waiver for history of eczema from USAFA, but no LOA. He has a nom and application has been complete since about early August. I find it's best not to try to guess the method behind the madness.
 
My DS received waiver for history of eczema from USAFA, but no LOA. He has a nom and application has been complete since about early August. I find it's best
May I ask how long it took for your DS to receive his waiver? USNA has already granted it for me a couple weeks ago so I was wondering what the timeline would be for USAFA.
I hope your DS hears back with good news soon!
 
They are two separate and parallel processes. The LOA indicates that you are competitive, and USAFA Admissions will seek a waiver. However, the waiver process itself is run through the Air Force Recruiting Service Accession Medical Waiver Division (AFRS/AMWD). This office reviews a candidate's medical details to determine if a medical waiver is appropriate. They may either approve the waiver, disapprove it or request further information from a candidate concerning the medical condition cited. If additional medical information (AMI) is requested, a candidate will be notified by DoDMERB with an email instructing them to log into their DoDMERB account to review the update.

The bottomline is that AFRS/AMWD will determine if you receive your eczema waiver and their decision will not be impacted by your LOA. Be sure to monitor any updates through your DoDMERB portal. I also recommend having alternate plans in place in case your waiver is not granted. Best of luck with the process!
Thank you for the clarification!
 
May I ask how long it took for your DS to receive his waiver? USNA has already granted it for me a couple weeks ago so I was wondering what the timeline would be for USAFA.
I hope your DS hears back with good news soon!
From the initial DQ, I think it was about 5 weeks until USAFA initiated a waiver. Once they did that, it took a few more weeks for them to ask for AMI. After they received that, it was less than 24 hours until the waiver was approved. Big day here, because he just also got a waiver for USNA, after being DQ'd since August. Best of luck to you!
 
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