Chances of getting a MEPS waiver for Scoliosis ?
So I’m trying to join the Army reserves and I just went to MEPS a few days ago. I have scoliosis with a thoracolumbar curvature. One of the curvatures is within regulations, but the other is 9 degrees over the cutoff. My recruiter submitted a Medread and I waited about 6 or 7 weeks until he called and said it had been approved, so I had a doctors approval to go to MEPS. I went to MEPS two days later and I passed everything until the MEPS doctor saw me for my initial interview. He disqualified me after reading through my medread packet without saying a word to me besides asking the same questions I was asked a million times before. Afterwards I saw the Ortho who said because it was asymptomatic and I was in good physical condition that I could get a waiver within a week. Has anyone gone through this before and received a waiver for scoliosis as well? I just wanna make sure I wasn’t getting lead on and I also don’t understand why they’d have docs look at my case for over a month and then spend tax payer dollars just to send me down to get DQ’d.
My waiver was disqualified and I went back to the doctor for updated X-rays. My new X-rays show that I actually have a thoracic curvature of 7 degrees and a lumbar curvature of 29.4. Should I even bother resubmitting the waiver or are they still going to decline even though I’m under 30 degrees?
- MrsjvbLv 78 months agoFavourite answer
they do happen. my father got one( albeit 60 years ago during Viet Nam) and he ended up as a Greenside HM in the field with Marines in combat.
you have a shot. I just can't give you any sort of odds at this time.
- Anonymous8 months ago