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    Unhappy Disappointing - Hep B

    Hi All,
    I am new here but hope you can give me some advice.

    My hubby is Hepatitis B surface antigen positive and she mentioned in her letter that it it unlikely to have an acceptable standard of health.

    I attached the letter with the medical bits.

    What should we do now? Should we go for a specialist report. But what content should it be?

    In the letter, it mentioned Medical waivers, but can we apply for that? Any other additional documents that we should provide along with the report?

    Any suggestion plssss

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    Is the 'she' you are referring to your CO or MA or someone else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnepow View Post

    My hubby is Hepatitis B surface antigen positive and she mentioned in her letter that it it unlikely to have an acceptable standard of health.

    I attached the letter with the medical bits.
    I don't see any attachments. Are his liver function tests abnormal? Has he ever been treated for Hep B before?

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    It might be worth getting the test repeated? Is he in a high risk group?

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    Sorry to hear this .

    Appendix 10 - Medical conditions deemed to impose significant costs and/or demands on New Zealand's health and/or education services

    states the following about this condition:

    Hepatitis B surface antigen positive, with abnormal liver function
    (emphasis mine)

    so the question posed by 72andsunny seems very relevant here.

    If you can manage to provide a Specialists' report that states emphatically that this condition will not pose "significant costs and/or demands on New Zealands health and/or education services", and provides strong arguments to support this statement, it may be helpful.

    You could also have a look at the Residence Review Board site for information on appeals to INZ decisions.

    Good luck, hope you find a way around this...

    Cheers,
    Silver

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    Sorry for the confusion, it is my CO who sent me the letter.
    Quote Originally Posted by dusk View Post
    Is the 'she' you are referring to your CO or MA or
    someone else?

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    Sorry, it is late night last night. I attached the letter again here.

    Are his liver function tests abnormal?
    - His Liver Function test is Normal. We plan to get a specialist report done on this.

    Has he ever been treated for Hep B before?
    - No, he didn't have this problem before.

    Quote Originally Posted by 72andsunny View Post
    I don't see any attachments. Are his liver function tests abnormal? Has he ever been treated for Hep B before?

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    He has been having regular appt with the doc. Do you think it is worth to get the test repeated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Joolzr View Post
    It might be worth getting the test repeated? Is he in a high risk group?

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    Hi, if he is seeing his doctor at the moment i should ask him/her for his advice and it can do no harm in repeating the tests, but ask the doc first as he/she should know.
    Best of luck
    Dianne

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    I'd received similar letter (except that my OH has high BMI) and we are given time till 3rd October to get the BMI reduced and get the check up done...we are still working on it and planned to take an appointment later this week.

    If nothing improves on BMI then we have to opt for Medical waiver and prove that we will be beneficial to NZ.

    Isn't it ok to say that we will not take any medical benefits for next 4 yrs and get it sorted?

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