Hey everyone, I'm not sure if anyone has been in this situation before but I was wondering how do medical waivers work and what would be the process in getting one. My husband was extremely excited to join into the Navy and everything was going great up until yesterday when he went for his physical at the MEPS. They disqualified him because when he was younger he used to go to therapy because of some family issues, they told him that they would need his records proving that he completed his therapy, which he did the only issue is since it was a long time ago they office may not even be open anymore. Is there any way that he can get the waiver and have them evaluate him with their doctors to prove that he is good?
I would really appreciate it if anyone could give me any bit of information, although I was a little scared at first when he mentioned joining but this is his dream and I'd like to do whatever it takes to try and make this happen for him.
Get the recruiter to help him with the paper work. Keep in mind that Navy is over manned they dont have to take waivers.
These also can take months to be approved. Just a heads up
Here is a link to help with some information
Thanks alot Denise, he actually went today to talk with his recruiter so hopefully he'll give us some good news.
The statute of limitations for medical records vary from state to state. If your husband resides in New York, it is required that medical records be kept for 6 years after the date of service and 3 years after they turn 18. If your husband had an HMO at the time he was seen, it would be 6 years after turning 18. This is current law, which may not have been applicable back then. Regardless, most states require than medical records be kept for at least 1 year after a minor turns 18. Hope this helps. Good luck:-)