Exceptional Family Member Program
What is EFMP?
EFMP is a mandatory program, used primarily as a detailing tool, to ensure that service members get stationed where their family members can receive the specialized medical, educational, or dental care they require.
The EFMP supports families with special medical and educational needs. Each branch has its own EFMP and enrollment process. You can enroll in the EFMP during duty assignment.
EFMP family support services are also available at your installation. The family support services team is your main point of contact for EFMP information. They can connect you with:
• Military Support Services and Resources
• Community Support Services and Resources
The family support services team can also answer specific EFMP questions based on your branch or installation.
Who is Eligible?
- Any dependent that is enrolled in DEERS and resides with the service member.
- Has a chronic medical, mental health, educational or dental condition that requires either daily medication, specialized services, devices or need to see a specialist.
How to Enroll/Update:
- The DD2792 form is required for everyone.
- The DD2792-1 form is required for all children over 3yrs. of age regardless of diagnosis.
Please note that the current edition is from August 2014, all previous editions are obsolete.
NAVY EFMP Enrollment Categories:
- Category 1: Needs do not generally limit assignments
- Category 2: pinpoint to specific geographic location
- Category 3: Usually no overseas assignments (based on availability of services)
- Category 4: Assignments near major military or civilian medical facilities (50 mi. radius)
- Category 5: Homesteading- geographic location that offers both sea and shore assignments
- Category 6: Temporary Category- Condition requires a stable environment for 6-12mo.; Must update within that time period for permanent category
How to Disenroll:
- If the previous condition has resolved you may request disenrollment by completing the applicable forms.
- In the event of divorce, change in physical custody, or death a letter is required from the service member’s chain of command. Here is a sample disenrollment letter.
Click here for the EFMP Coordinator Phone Listing
Military One Source
Visit the Special Needs Resources page on Military One Source for more information about the EFMP.
Contact a Representative
To find an EFMP representative, visit the Military Installations website at http://www.militaryinstallations.dod.mil.