3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 11, 2022 2:42 PM by Legislative Archives

    How to obtain a Congressional Medical Waiver

    Brent Gaskins Newbie

      I wanted to know how do I obtain one for my Personal Records. Thank You.

        • Re: How to obtain a Congressional Medical Waiver
          J. Andrew Tracker

          Could you be more specific?

          Are you trying to get a medical waiver to get permission for something, such as joining the armed services?

          Or have you already gotten a waiver for something and you want access to the record of that waiver?  If so, what federal agency was this waiver related to?  Military service?  Or something else?  And how does Congress fit into things?

            • Re: How to obtain a Congressional Medical Waiver
              Brent Gaskins Newbie

              I received a Congressional Medical Waiver upon my entry into the US Army Reserves. I was living in Florence, SC at the time and it was issued by the local Congressman there.

              I was required to meet the PT requirements because both of my lungs collapsed in High School prior to Military Service.

                • Re: How to obtain a Congressional Medical Waiver
                  Legislative Archives Tracker

                  Hi Brent -- thanks for posting to History Hub!

                   

                  I'm not sure there is a waiver known as a "congressional medical waiver" -- however individuals can, and often do, ask their Representative or Senators' office for assistance with the process of seeking a medical waiver to join the military.

                   

                  I would look for a copy of the medical waiver you received in your Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). There is a comprehensive post by Jason Atkinson on how to find Army Reserve service records in the History Hub Military Records Community.

                   

                  Or, if you remember which Congressman assisted you, you may want to look into their personal paper collections, as they sometimes include constituent correspondence. Use the Congressional BioGuide to find the Member and then look under the 'Research Collections' tab for any related collections.

                   

                  Cheers!
                  Sarah

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