Can you RE-Appeal? is that a thing or just a bad question?

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Hello all,

just a general medical question I could eat find the answers to anywhere, mostly for the resident careers advisers who I understand who’s advice are in high demand on the forum ( @Ninja_Stoker @The guide) and any else.

So as I am an overseas candidate, I don't really get the luxury of being able to consult the afco in detail regarding my application, i often find myself having to email the overseas desk and a few days later getting very brief responses, I understand they may be a bit understaffed.

but as a result, after being made pmu then seeing a specialist and finding out the condition that made me pmu (stress fractures) never actually happened, I sent out a medical appeal following the brief advice I received from my careers advisor (get a second opinion and don't appeal the medical standards directly).

the only evidence I attached was a letter from the specialist detailing that I didn't have the stress fractures (and that we had done multiple scans to determine that that was the fact) and my training diary (that included screenshots of the running and attendance records of my ju jitsu club) - thinking that the letter from the specialist would be sufficient.

after I had sent the letter of appeal, my gp sent me all the records of the investigations the specialist did to determine the misdiagnosis:
including all the scans, the letters between the specialist and the GP and all the radiologist reports -- which i didn't send with my appeal.

I'm worried now that the medical evidence would not be sufficient, but i, in fact, have a lot more evidence to make a stronger appeal...

do I get a second shot at appealing with all this new evidence?

Am I allowed to reapply and redo?

are you only allowed to appeal once?

regards all,
 

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Hello all,

just a general medical question I could eat find the answers to anywhere, mostly for the resident careers advisers who I understand who’s advice are in high demand on the forum ( @Ninja_Stoker @The guide) and any else.

So as I am an overseas candidate, I don't really get the luxury of being able to consult the afco in detail regarding my application, i often find myself having to email the overseas desk and a few days later getting very brief responses, I understand they may be a bit understaffed.

but as a result, after being made pmu then seeing a specialist and finding out the condition that made me pmu (stress fractures) never actually happened, I sent out a medical appeal following the brief advice I received from my careers advisor (get a second opinion and don't appeal the medical standards directly).

the only evidence I attached was a letter from the specialist detailing that I didn't have the stress fractures (and that we had done multiple scans to determine that that was the fact) and my training diary (that included screenshots of the running and attendance records of my ju jitsu club) - thinking that the letter from the specialist would be sufficient.

after I had sent the letter of appeal, my gp sent me all the records of the investigations the specialist did to determine the misdiagnosis:
including all the scans, the letters between the specialist and the GP and all the radiologist reports -- which i didn't send with my appeal.

I'm worried now that the medical evidence would not be sufficient, but i, in fact, have a lot more evidence to make a stronger appeal...

do I get a second shot at appealing with all this new evidence?

Am I allowed to reapply and redo?

are you only allowed to appeal once?

regards all,
If you have fresh supporting evidence which was not submitted originally, then it may well be worth a second appeal. However, I'd caution that if the results show the condition wasn't as first thought but still debilitating enough to require medical intervention, tests and treatment, then it may be decided that whatever it was, it could happen again during the extreme rigours of RM recruit training. The biggest reason for medical discharge during training are by far, lower limb injuries so the service are particularly cautious in this area.

I have seen this happen previously where the medical review team declare people unfit for RM but fit for other service (RN).

It underlines the fact that all supporting evidence should be submitted in the first instance.

Best of luck - let us know how it goes.
 
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