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Hi all,

I know a few of you have said that right now the military will grant medical waivers for anything if you want to apply HPSP, but I was wondering if someone could elaborate on that process. My application just got sent to Washington to be reviewed after being DQ'ed at MEPS. Do you remember how long it took to be reviewed? After it was reviewed, were you pretty much in the clear and able to just go down, get the physical, and finish up the packet?

Thanks a bunch!
 

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Chronic pain condition that was successfully treated and is now in remission (no lingering sxs)
 

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With my MEPPS, it took all of maybe 72hrs to know I was good to go. I didn't have any disqualifying conditions, unfortunately.
 

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I got DQ's at MEPS for asymptomatic lumbar spondylolithesis that an orthopedist noticed and put on my record when I broke my arm at age 8. It never caused a problem. It was reviewed and OK'd in a few weeks if I remember. But I had MEPS fill out everything the first time so I didn't have to go back to have it done again.

I'm in Navy HPSP.
 
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I got DQ's at MEPS for asymptomatic lumbar spondylolithesis that an orthopedist noticed and put on my record when I broke my arm at age 8. It never caused a problem. It was reviewed and OK'd in a few weeks if I remember. But I had MEPS fill out everything the first time so I didn't have to go back to have it done again.

I'm in Navy HPSP.

If you haven't had any problems with it since you were 8 you shouldn't have said anything about it at all. Are you trying to get disqualified?
 

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Hi all,

I know a few of you have said that right now the military will grant medical waivers for anything if you want to apply HPSP, but I was wondering if someone could elaborate on that process.

In 1985, DODMERB noted that my left pinkie finger had a mallet deformity due to my ill-considered decision to climb into my baby sister's defective playpen in 1966. I was required to send pictures of my finger, along with statements from my family physician noting that I was able to break boards and concrete while practicing Tae Kwon Do/Moo Duk Kwan with the same hand.

I was accepted into ROTC thereafter without incident.

Hope this helps.

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along with statements from my family physician

Thanks everyone so far. This quote from MedicalCorpse brought up another question I had. Does anyone know to what extant the waiver relies on the opinion of the treating physician? The specialist that did treat me wrote a letter specifically saying I would be more than able to serve active duty and that he supported my decision, so I'm hoping that will significantly increase my chances.
 

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I was flagged for having mucus in my sinuses or something like that. I had a local county physician (might have been an ENT) take another plain film. He looked at it, said it was normal to have said mucus, sent something to the DoD attesting to the fact, and I never heard about it again. Seemed pretty silly.

While active duty, I was flagged again for having a grade 2 varicocele during routine physical. I had to get my balls felt again by another dude to be told I was OK, especially since I wasn't going to be a pilot. They actually did cut a guy who had a grade 3...
 

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If you haven't had any problems with it since you were 8 you shouldn't have said anything about it at all. Are you trying to get disqualified?

No, this was when I was joining. It was on some medical records they wanted to see. Maybe I was revealing a little too much about my medical history, but I was very impressed at the time with the MEPS people and recruiters who said that we had completely disclose everything OR ELSE.
 
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