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Medical Rejection: How to Appeal? [Merged]

PuckChaser said:
No, we waste enough money running fat camp for people who can't pass the easiest PT test in NATO. Do you know how much money we'd waste giving every random Canadian a specialist appt that takes normal Canadians 6 months to get?

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Well I did say "They could even charge applicants for visits..."
It may even be profitable to do this given how many applicants require specialist attention and currently most applicants get the government to pay for their specialist visits by means of a doctor's referral anyway.

I was thinking this would be effective moreso because these specialists would become familiar with exactly how their patients' condition applies to the military. Also, RMO's would become familiar with these contracted doctors which can only be a good thing. Just a thought anyway.
 
Smith7000, I fail to see how creating contracts with  numerous types of medical specialists would somehow be easier for the CAF recruitment system than putting the onus on the applicant... I mean, it would be easier for you, no doubt.

Also, while the CAF does have a high need for new members every year, we currently receive over 10 times the amount of applicants than we need.
 
So I was rejected because of "Mild anxiety disorder"... all because I was honest about having one anxiety attack a while back after a bad and stressful day & week at work. I was tired and didn't want to get in front of 100 people to host an event, that I hadn't even plan for. I also mentioned not liking to present in front of others...My rejection letter said I could appeal and I plan on doing so because the RMO stating that I have a mild anxiety disorder is completely exaggerating my "condition". I've never dealt with anxiety in my life. Does anyone have any advice or tips of my appeal? Like what I should get done or how I could prove that it was a one time occurrence?
 
Today I received an email that said I did not meet the Common Enrolment Medical Standards.  The only thing I can think of that would disqualify me would be my ADHD, for which I am medicated with Vyvanse.  If there is anything I can do, any information would be helpful.
 
Honest_Canadian said:
Today I received an email that said I did not meet the Common Enrolment Medical Standards.  The only thing I can think of that would disqualify me would be my ADHD, for which I am medicated with Vyvanse.  If there is anything I can do, any information would be helpful.

You should also receive a letter detailing why your file was deemed not to meet CEMS and how you can appeal the decision if you do not agree with it.
 
I got the letter which outlined the reasons for my medical rejection in January 2019. Having been working on sorting out the primary issue and other necessary things which would leave me with no loose ends related to it for the bulk of the past year, I am now in a position to again look into the enrollment process. If there is a time limit for appeals, I suspect I've already exceeded it. If not, well, as soon as the pandemic is over, I'm certainly going to be diving into doing what can be done.
 
I've received a rejection on my medical appeal. Is there a minimum amount of time that I must wait before submitting another appeal?
 
Not that I know of. You can immediately find out what the next steps are (if the rejection letter didn't outline them for you). The minimum amount of time is however long it takes to follow the next steps and send the results off.
 
Hey! So I'll try to keep this short. I applied to join the infantry in December of 2022. I did really well on my CFAT and did my medical exam. I received a letter about a month ago stating that I was deemed medically unfit because I was diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder a couple years ago. However I was diagnosed with it because at the time my main father figure had left and it made me depressed. I'm still really passionate and want to try again at joining the infantry, however I do not know what to do. I got an email saying that the instructions to appeal the medical decision would be in the letter I received, but there aren't any. I emailed my local recruiting center asking for clarification 2 weeks ago, and still haven't gotten a response. Is there another unit I can contact to appeal? Or do I need to reapply? I'm just very unsure of what I need to do next so any information would be helpful.
 
Not that I know of. You can immediately find out what the next steps are (if the rejection letter didn't outline them for you). The minimum amount of time is however long it takes to follow the next steps and send the results off.
How do I find out the next steps if the rejection letter didn't outline them for me? I don't know how to start the appeal.
 
How do I find out the next steps if the rejection letter didn't outline them for me? I don't know how to start the appeal.

Doesn't anybody know how to write a letter anymore? I'm not talking about email, they're worth shit. Want to know how to appeal, write a letter to whomever sent you the rejection letter (or to someone in authority in the recruiting system). Paper, preferably typed (there's a word processing feature on every bloody computer), with proper heading, date, addressee, salutation, body and closing; toss in references and attachments if you want to get fancy. That is how you will elicit a much faster response from a government entity. You received a letter that didn't include information that you thought it should have, having been told it would in an email. That's your two references there, enclose copies (and only copies) with the letter - if there is sensitive information (such as a diagnosis) in them that the recipient of the letter doesn't need to know (such as a diagnosis) redact it (black it out) - only medical personnel have a need to know.

When you don't receive a response in a reasonable timeframe (a month sounds about reasonable), send another letter complaining that they haven't responded to the first.

And by the way, don't keep posting the same crap.


You should have read this when you joined the site.

You will not spam the boards. This is usually described as making the same post over and over, or the same post to multiple forums or threads.
 
Hi there,
Yes I initially thought that the appeal would be the second opinion but the signature at the end of my first rejection and my appeal letter seem to be from the same person, I was wondering if there was anyway to directly ask for a different medical officer to review my case?
Hi,
How long does it take for you to get the second appeal answer? (even if it was from the same doctor)
 
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