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So I applied to the army and was rejected of mental health grounds. I've passed the 31 appeal deadline and now need to go to the doctors for the appeal.

If I appeal, and the appeal gets rejected. Does that mean that I can never apply to any of the military services/army again?
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(Original post by Kasperian)
So I applied to the army and was rejected of mental health grounds. I've passed the 31 appeal deadline and now need to go to the doctors for the appeal.

If I appeal, and the appeal gets rejected. Does that mean that I can never apply to any of the military services/army again?
You can be made Temporarily Medically Unfit (TMU) or Permanently Medically Unfit (PMU) when you take an Armed Forces Medical. If you are TMU you will be told when you can next apply, it will be months or years usually. If you are made PMU then the only way you can join is if you have additional medical evidence they didn't see in the first medical, in which case you can appeal the first decision. If you appeal is accepted you can join, but if you lose the appeal you can't join. All the Services have pretty much identical basic medical requirements, with just a few specialist requirements for some roles.
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You can be made Temporarily Medically Unfit (TMU) or Permanently Medically Unfit (PMU) when you take an Armed Forces Medical. If you are TMU you will be told when you can next apply, it will be months or years usually. If you are made PMU then the only way you can join is if you have additional medical evidence they didn't see in the first medical, in which case you can appeal the first decision. If you appeal is accepted you can join, but if you lose the appeal you can't join. All the Services have pretty much identical basic medical requirements, with just a few specialist requirements for some roles.
Is there anything that you know of that can make someone PMU? If I need to wait a few years for being made TMU, I can live with that as I'm hoping to go to university anyway.

And do you know what would be classed as additional medical evidence?
Would being clear of any symptoms(of the reason for the first rejection) for 5 years(etc) be good enough?
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Is there anything that you know of that can make someone PMU? If I need to wait a few years for being made TMU, I can live with that as I'm hoping to go to university anyway.

And do you know what would be classed as additional medical evidence?
Would being clear of any symptoms(of the reason for the first rejection) for 5 years(etc) be good enough?
The Army Recruitment website has a list of conditions that might stop or delay your application, but don't self-diagnose; the advice on here is always that the only way to find out for certain is to apply and have a medical assessment as it is all done on a case-by-case basis.

As already mentioned, you'll be told if, and when, you could reapply. The link below explains more about the kind of evidence needed for an appeal, and that being free of symptoms won't necessarily allow a later application; the military look at the possibility of a reoccurrence for all kinds of conditions and there are some on which they won't take a risk:

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...p?t=6178284isk.

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=6178284
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