Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
NOTE: As per MCO 1754.4B, par 4b(10)(e), all Marines inbound and outbound are required to be briefed by EFMP staff.
EFMP Enrollment Information
The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is a mandatory enrollment program per MCO 1754.4B, for those authorized family members that require special medical and/or educational services based upon a diagnosed mild to severe physical, psychological or educational need. EFMP enrollment assists Headquarters Marine Corps with assigning active duty personnel to locations where the special needs of family members can best be met.
Who qualifies for EFMP?
An Exceptional Family Member (EFM) can be a spouse, child, stepchild, adopted child, foster child or dependent parent who meets the following criteria:
- Possesses a medical, physical, intellectual or emotional disability and requires special medical and/or educational services. DODI 1315.19
- Enrolled in Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) & Marine Corps Total Force System (MCTFS)
- Resides with the sponsor (exceptions include geographical bachelors and family members receiving inpatient care or living in an educational setting)
How do I enroll?
- Ensure your family member is enrolled in Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) & Marine Corps Total Force System (MCTFS).
- Contact the EFMP office for assistance with preparation of forms and information.
- Complete the DD Forms and return to the EFMP office for processing.
New information is available on "Reimbursement to Marine Corps Sponsors for Completion of DD Form 2792 for the Purposes of Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Enrollment or Update" in MARADMIN 309/15.
Updates and Disenrollment
It is the responsibility of the sponsor to update every three years or sooner if conditions or needs change. Failure to update does not equate to disenrollment from EFMP. To disenroll from EFMP, the DD Form 2792 must be signed by EFM's physician annotating that enrollment is no longer needed. If the EFM is a child who had an IEP, the DD Form 2792-1 will need to be completed by the school annotating that the child no longer qualifies for services under an IEP. For a change in family status such as divorce, death or if the EFM no longer resides with the sponsor, please contact the EFMP office for guidance.
Benefits of Enrollment in EFMP
- Family support/case management
- Informed assignment screening
- Special housing consideration (determined by HQMC)
- EFMP attorney assistance
- Resources and referrals
- Support at IEP meetings
- Eligibility for Tricare ECHO (with qualifying conditions)
- Transition Assistance
- Workshops and trainings
- Lending Library
- Loan Locker
- Respite Care Reimbursement Program