Questions about registering for the draft?
As my kids have entered high school I’m starting to find more information about students wanting scholarships or financial aid for college need to be registered for the draft. But what if your child medically cannot be in the military? Do they still need to register for the draft? My son is missing most of his small intestine and one kidney and another has pretty severe asthma making them both in eligible for the draft. So How does that work for them when going ahead applying for financial aid and scholarships if they’re in eligible for the draft?
- tehzephyrs0ngLv 66 months ago
Young men and people assigned male at birth between the ages of 18 and 26 are required to register with the Selective Service in order to receive federal financial aid. If your sons are unfit to serve, *if* the draft is ever reinstated and *if* they get called, they'll be screened out immediately, but they are still required to register.
- RICKLv 77 months ago
Yes they must still register
There has not been a draft in over 40 years
There is no plans to start one
- 7 months ago
Yes, he still has to register with the selective service - which is NOT a "draft".
- PearlLv 77 months ago
they just need to be honest with them and see what happens
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- 7 months ago
If the draft starts up again (which, imho, would be a good thing) the draftees would be examined & tested prior to actually being enlisted. Folks who are found medically unfit to serve would be weeded-out at this point.
Listen to the Arlo Guthrie song "Alice's Restaurant" or the scene in "Hair" when they play "White Boys/Black Boys" for a pop-culture example of how this would work.
- skeptikLv 77 months ago
Under current law, he still has to register within 30 days of his 18th birthday.
Any medical exemption will be applied only if a draft is authorized. It's part of the process for examining draftees prior to induction.
- Anonymous7 months ago
We don't have a DRAFT anymore, you idiot. It is mandatory to register for the selective service. There is no "criteria" at that point to determine whether or not the military could induct you or not. It doesn't matter. Everyone HAS to register...its doesn't matter if he/she has no ARMS or LEGS...is DEAF and BLIND. THERE IS NO DRAFT! REGISTER!!