How do i appeal?

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  1. Alright, I got deemd mediclly unfit for service and i am wanting to appeal the decision. Just wondering how do i go about doing this?

    Do i just write a letter stating that i wish to appeal the decision and supply medical reports as to why i feel i should be mediclly fit?

    Also should i get my GP and a specialist saying that i am 100%?

    edit - forgot to mention this was at the paper part of the medical procedure

    Thanks ArZo
  2. I had (almost) this exact problem a few months ago following a medical examination at AOSB main board.
    I think it really depends on the nature of the medical problem that has deemed you medically unfit in the first place. I had to write a letter to a Senior Medical Officer with reasons why the decision should be appealed with supporting evidence and I was successful in appealing. It did help a lot that I was already in the TA. I generally found that my GP was useless. Instead I found the nearest TA doctor and he was a lot of help... even wrote me a supporting letter.

    That said it wouldn't hurt going to your GP as he might help. Again depends on the condition.

    Good luck with the appeal.
  3. Yes, on all counts.
    Say you want to appeal, say why, provide evidence including from any doctors and specialists.
    May I ask why you were deemed medically unfit? Might be a good start to clear up whether the issue is one of no option to save you the time.
  4. I was deemed medically unfit because i was involved in a serious motorcycle accidentand after that i supposably had PTSD.

    The first psychiatrist i seen stated in her report that i never had it which i never knew as my solicitor did not tell me this who then sent me to a second psychiatrist who then said i did have it :-S...Which in my opinion i never did have it and had i knew about the first report there would not have been a second nor any further consultations. So it really is debatable as to wether i had PTSD or not.

    I know alot of cases of PTSD are misdiagnosed so that is the basic ground that i am looking to appeal under.

  5. Then you've got a bloody good case. Have a solid crack at it and don't give up.
  6. That is definitely worth appealing. Take time on your appeal letter and gathering evidence to give yourself the best possible chance of appealing the decision. Its certainly not impossible, I'm living proof of that!
  7. Thanks mate i will defo not give up.

    Although appealing an S8 or P8 or what ever is going to be win or bust.

    But i will try my best.

    There is no chance if i thought i would be putting anyone or myself at risk due to my supposed past mental issues that i would even contemplate trying to join up.

    Lets just hope it works out for me.