Waiver Possibilities

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  1. e_yex

    e_yex Member

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    My DoDMERB status changed to Pending Waiver Submission/Review for code
    D211.50-History of head injury with associated post injury manifestations for both the USNA and the USAFA. I'm wondering if anyone has ever dealt with this particular issue and what the outcome was and how long it took to receive a waiver. Thank you.
     
  2. 5Day

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    Sorry, but the amount of information you provided is not enough. History of head injury with... could range from a mild concussion to traumatic brain injury requiring extended hospitalization. Obviously it is going to depend on the severity of the injury. Waivers have been granted for sports related concussions. Waivers can take anywhere between 2 weeks to 6 month, but most likely 4-8 weeks.
     
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  3. e_yex

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    5Day, it was sports related (soccer) from January, 2016 and currently there are no "post injury manifestations". A pediatrician diagnosed it as a mild concussion but a neurologist said it was nothing. Thank you for the time frame though, much appreciated.
     
  4. AJC

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    Have you completed the Head Injury Questionnaire?
     
  5. MohawkArmyROTC

    MohawkArmyROTC Recruiting Operations Officer

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    I have a cadet in my program that was DQed for two mild concussions while a high school athlete. USMA did not grant a waiver, but Cadet Command did. Whether or not you get a waiver most likely depends on how recent the concussion was. The service academies tend to be stricter than Cadet Command when granting waivers.
     
  6. e_yex

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    I believe so. I answered questions about it during my initial DoDMERB medical history.
     
  7. MabryPsyD

    MabryPsyD Dr. G. 5-Year Member

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    Medically, a mild concussion is known as an mTBI (m=mild). Questions like "did you blackout", "did you see stars", etc helps to determine severity. Frequency also plays a factor in qualification. Google the MACE and you might get a sense of the questions one might ask in a post concussion assessment.

    Edit: found a public site for you guys.

    https://dvbic.dcoe.mil/material/military-acute-concussion-evaluation-mace-pocket-cards
     
  8. e_yex

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    There was no alteration of consciousness, I did not lose consciousness, and there was no post traumatic amnesia.