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Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)

Location: Building 1900, 90 Vandenberg Dr.

What is EFMP?

The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is designed to assist active duty members by addressing the special needs of their exceptional family member(s) during the assignment process.

Special needs include any medical, dental, mental health, developmental, or educational requirement, wheelchair accessibility, adaptive equipment, or assistive technology devices that the dependent may require.

The primary goal of the EFMP is to ensure the special needs of the dependent(s) can be met at a new assignment location. EFMP enrollment information enables personnel to proactively consider a family member's special need requirements during the assignment process and to pinpoint the assignment to a location with appropriate resources that address the special needs. Successful implementation requires up-to-date enrollment information and extensive coordination among the personnel, medical, and educational communities.

EFMP enrollment is mandatory and required immediately upon identification of a special need. Command points of contact and military treatment facility (MTF) EFMP coordinators can assist service and family members with the enrollment process.

The DD Form 2792 (08/2014), Family Member Medical Summary, and DD Form 2792-1 (08/2014), Special Education/Early Intervention Summary, are used for enrollment.

There is a reluctance to enroll because of misconceptions that EFMP enrollment may limit assignments and career advancement, or preclude family members from accompanying sponsors on overseas tours. These negative perceptions are not supported by fact. Active duty members enrolled in the EFMP have always received equal consideration for accompanied assignments and for promotions.

EFMP Point of Contacts:

Family Member Relocation Clearance Coordinator: 781-225-6187
Special Needs Coordinator: 781-225-4449
EFMP Case Manager: 781-225-6258
School Liaison Specialist: 781-225-1482

(Updated October 2016)


Misconceptions of EFMP

• Does not limit assignments and career advancement, or preclude family members from accompanying sponsors on overseas tours
• Active duty members enrolled in the EFMP have always received equal consideration for accompanying assignments and for promotions

Updates

• Required to maintain current file, using the same forms each time you update or enroll an additional family member
• Required annually or immediately upon a significant change
• Updated application is required each time a permanent change of station is made


Disenrollments

• You may disenroll if any of the following occur:
• Special medical or educational services are no longer required for your family member
• You divorce and/or no longer have custody of the family member
• Your family member is deceased