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May 8, 2011 8:21 PM

Dependent Waiver

Is it hard to get a waiver to join, if you have 3 dependents under 18?

  • User 688 posts since
    Nov 22, 2008
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    1. May 8, 2011 9:06 PM (in response to rcastle81)
    Dependent Waiver

    Are you married and do you have a college degree?

     

    The Army restricts the number of dependents and single parents because it understands that you have responsibilities as a parent and--if it comes in conflict with your duties as a soldier--the Army tends to lose a soldier.  If you aren't married, you're essentially a non-starter.  If you are married, the likelihood of getting a waiver goes up with your ability to support them better.  This means entering at a higher rank (i.e more money per month), the ability for your spouse to contribute funds or other sources of income may help.  A college degree starts you as an E3 or E4...

     

    So, talk to your recruiter and they will be able to give you more information...

  • Sadatn2k User 2,054 posts since
    Jul 29, 2009
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    2. May 9, 2011 8:59 AM (in response to rcastle81)
    Dependent Waiver

    I'm a single father with joint custody of 3 daughters and all I was required to do was get a notarized statement indicating that my daughters mother had full PHYSICAL custody.

     

    Once I did that then the Battalion Commander called me and had a phone interview basically wanting to know about my finances. Just making sure I could survive on an E-4 salary because I would be taking a pay cut from my current job.

     

    It was all approved in less then 24hrs.

     

    Good luck!!

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