Amendments to FAA Form 8500-8 Application for Airman Medical Certificate
We understand that people make mistakes or sometimes forget the details of certain life events that occurred long ago. However, when filling out the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Form 8500-8 Application for Airman Medical Certification, what happens if you realize after transmitting your application to the FAA that you mistakenly provided incorrect information?
Providing an inaccurate statement on your FAA medical application can have significant consequences. If the FAA determines that you intentionally or fraudulently made a false statement on your application, the FAA can take enforcement action to revoke all of your airman certificates, ratings, and medical certificates. The revocation of certificates can present a massive setback for certificated airmen, especially when considering many of our clients rely on their certificates for employment. Moreover, there can be criminal liability implications associated with making a false statement on a federal application.
Often, we find that airmen or individuals seeking certification may forget or fail to report the receipt of VA Disability Benefits or Social Security Disability Benefits for question 18y. on FAA Form 8500-8, Application for Airman Medical Certificate. Likewise, airmen or individuals seeking certification may not appropriately report past arrests and/or convictions for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in response to question 18v., past convictions for misdemeanors or felonies under question 18w., or diagnoses for attention deficit disorder (ADD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety, bipolar disorder, and suicidal ideations under item 18m.
Regardless of what precipitates your need to amend your past medical applications, the attorneys at The Ison Law Firm routinely provide legal services to airmen and individuals seeking certification who need to correct inaccuracies on previously submitted FAA Form 8500-8 applications.
Time is of the essence when amending a previous application to the FAA. The last thing you want to worry about is an allegation of falsification of a federal application. Do not delay! Call The Ison Law Firm today!