I am prior service that is trying to reenlist. I went to MEPS last week to physical. I failed my hearing test and was on the cusp with high freqs. I discussed it with the meps doctor and he recommended a waiver and the waiver was aproved.
This is what I understand and learned about the medical waiver process. I am passing it on, hopefully it might help some one else that walks around and worries like I did. So hear goes, I apoligize about spelling errors in advance!!
If you are on the border of getting into the Army because of a medical condition that can be waived, then the meps doctor can recomend 1 of 3 recomendations:
1. Highly recomend
or lastly they will send you out for a consultation with a doctor outside meps.
If you get a highly recommend waiver like I did from the meps doctor, your chances are greater for aproval. I was polite and respectful to the doctors and staff before I needed there waiver.
I recomend being
polite and respectful to everyone you come in contact with at meps, even if they are rude to you, or think they are being rude.
If you are PS and have a bad attitute, meps attitude towards you will be, "You should have never got out, If you want to be in the service".
PUHLES, this is the way I understand how they work. If you fail a portion like i did on the hearing. they either give u a P3 which is permanent(no waiver) or T3 which is Temp and they allow a waiver.
If your waiver is aproved they move your puhles score to a 2. I understand that they can not process anyone with a 3 on there pulhes. So my pulhes was 111311, now being my waiver was aproved, it is now 111211, and I have seen it with my own eyes.
New recruits, my advice to you. If you cant duck walk or you are over weight and or your recruiter feels that a problem may arise because your not ready and trys to put you off going to meps for a week or so. I recomend listening to there advice. If you fail something, It will take longer for you to process than if you waited the extra week or two, to bhuild strength or lose weight.
Lastly, I have a buddy that is Commander of his station, I watched for about two weeks the bs that recruiters deal with. Long hours, *** chewings and dumbass's that think they want to be a Soldier, but prefer to be a window licker. So please do not waste these recruiters times, They have a dificult job as it is and they deserve more respect!!
I hope this helps anyone that has this kind of worry!! If I can help anyone with any questions, feel free to email me scar_face_@firstname.lastname@example.org
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There is a point of contention with this. If a person has a medical DQ and a waiver is recommended, they still have the medical DQ, the service will just grant the waiver of standards. The DQ never goes away, it was just waived for entrance. I've been doing this for 6 years and have yet to see a 3P be changed to a 1.
3P's can be recommended for waiver. 3T's can be changed. CPO Kalbach
I was told once dq'd then u were allways disqualified. If you were granted a 3T then you would be considered upon waiver. I am sorry, I did not clarify. I never believed a 3 could go to a 1.
I am one of those persons who can't past the hearing test. I failed twice. I passed everything except the hearing test, plus I was was going to be recruited as an E3. I got a waiver, but it still wouldnt pass me. I went to a hearing institute outside of meps, and I found out that I have slightly lost my hearing due to loud music_yes I am black.I'm serious about still joining the navy. I've been calling my recruiter like crazy for three weeks and he's not letting me know nothing. Is there anybody out there that can help a brother out?
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3T is temp dq for MEPS only, such as weight, white coat syndrome (i.e. High BP), etc. 3P means perm DQ and a waiver can be recommended or not by MEPS. If approved the 3P changes to a 1 for Army (and possibly NG, but stays a 3P for the other services.
Does not make sense.
Are you trying to say that a request for a waiver was submitted but was denied?
After reading this thread, I turned down the volume on my iTunes, lol.
So when they waive the 3 for hearing it is considered a 2 then and you can do jobs that have a 2 for hearing??? I have a 3 for hearing in one ear and my other ear is fine, will they waive me for a 2 also if i get the waiver?
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