- All males between 18 and 26 must register, unless a young man is institutionalized, homebound, or “in such a physical or mental condition that he would not comprehend the nature of his registration with the Selective Service System,” he is required to register with Selective Service. If you feel that your loved one Would be “home-bound and unable to function outside the home, with or without physical assistance; or is in such a physical or mental condition that he would not comprehend the nature of his registration with the Selective Service System” you could provide written documentation from a doctor that supports your argument.
2. Or, in the very unlikely event that young men would ever be called, they would have to appear before a local board to determine eligibility which includes physical, mental, and administrative standards established by the US Armed Forces. If, after review, your son doesn’t meet the military’s criteria, he will not be drafted.
Generally, any man who is required to register with Selective Service must do so to receive federal student aid (FASFA). Some states require Selective Service registration to enroll in a state college or university or to qualify for state financial aid.
You can register for Selective Service online at https://www.sss.gov/