Appealing PMU

Hi,

Sorry to have to put this on the forum but I have recently put through my application to join the RM. Today I received my medical questionnaire back that advised I was PMU due to a case 2 years ago for mental health. Not so long ago I had a little blip which I feel like shouldn't of been, with my appeal what can I do to help back my case so it's strong enough to potentially overturn the verdict.

Also with the decision that has been made does thay imply that I am now not fit for any military service in my life?

Any answers would be appreciated as unsure what to do

Thanks
 

alpha

Newbie
Capita may class you as PMU because they have certain rules to follow. When you appeal their decision, this is then reviewed by the RN's own medical team who then have the final say as to whether you're fit for service. Might be worth looking through JSP950 (attached) and try finding something on mental health.

Like always, it would be best to check with your AFCO if you have any q's.
 

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fishhead

War Hero
@Samurai god If you are appealing you will be required to produce extra qualified information from a Doctor or Psychologist explaining why your appeal should be considered. Just saying you disagree will get nowhere.
The same medical standards apply to all three armed services.
 

Sumo

War Hero
@Samurai god Best to discuss with your recruiter what you will need to show at an appeal, if they don't know directly, they should be able to ask the medical team what they would need to see? Good luck.
 

Arwen1983

Newbie
@Samurai god what did your doctors letter actually state? I am in the same boat but wasn't sure whether to try and get my GP to provide more information for my appeal or to pay privately for an psychologist's assessment.
 
Hi
@Samurai god what did your doctors letter actually state? I am in the same boat but wasn't sure whether to try and get my GP to provide more information for my appeal or to pay privately for an psychologist's assessment
So my doctors letter stated that under there professional look, I am of sound mind, I've not needed any assistance or not felt a certain way for a while, what I use to get through it such as like exercise and socialising, which goes hand in hand with service life and that proves that I have coping strategies to help with service life. I would say a psychologist assessment may not help as all they will be assessing whether you would need further help or not. Hope this helps
 

Lemonhead

Newbie
Hi

So my doctors letter stated that under there professional look, I am of sound mind, I've not needed any assistance or not felt a certain way for a while, what I use to get through it such as like exercise and socialising, which goes hand in hand with service life and that proves that I have coping strategies to help with service life. I would say a psychologist assessment may not help as all they will be assessing whether you would need further help or not. Hope this helps
Fingers crossed for you mate still waiting to hear back from capita myself keep us updated on your appeal
 
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