Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
- About EFMP
Why does EFMP exist?
To support an all-volunteer force and their families by ensuring Family members’ medical and educational needs are considered each time they process for an assignment where Family member travel is authorized at Government expense and related services are available within the local commuting area.
Who is eligible?
Spouses and children of Service Members (Active Duty, USAR, AGR, Title 10, Title 32) from all branches of services, who have medical conditions (physical, emotional, developmental, or intellectual) which require specialty care and also those who have special education needs.
What does EFMP do?
DoD EFMP Required Actions: Medical enrollment (DD Form 2792) signed by physician. Medical and Educational Enrollment (DD Form 2792-1) signed by a school for those who have an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Educational Enrollments are always and only considered for OCONUS.
Installation EFMP - Family Services: Offers specialized support to EFMP families on and off base with access to care, school support with special education and accommodations, federal and state benefits i.e. Social Security and Medicaid waivers for respite, inclusive and specialized recreation opportunities.
When is EFMP Required?
DoD EFMP Required Actions: Renew Enrollment every 3 years, for new diagnosis, if a change is needed to housing accommodations, specialists, and/or how often. Disenrollment may occur for divorce (court order provided), a child is no longer DEERS recipient or in the home, or when ongoing healthcare and/or school special education services are no longer required.
EFMP Family Support Services: Services are elective and may be accessed at any time. Service members are invited during in/out processing to provide their Family POC contact information to offer specialized support.
Where can I find EFMP Services?
DoD EFMP Required Actions: Military Treatment Facility, Madigan Army Medical Center Tower for Army and McChord Clinic for Air Force.
EFMP Family Support Services: Directorate of Personnel and Family Readiness for all branches (formerly known as Army Community Service and Armed Forces Community Service).
- All Locations & Contacts
EFMP at the Service Member & Family Assistance Center (SFAC)
· 9059 Gardner Loop (Lewis-Main) | Phone: +1(253)966-8433
EFMP at McChord Field
· Bldg. 100, COL Joe Jackson Blvd. (McChord Field) | Phone: +1(253)982-2695
· Thursday & Friday only for this location
Center for Autism Resources, Education and Services (CARES)
· Bldg. 6993 Jackson Ave. (Lewis-Main) | Phone: +1(253)967-7166
· By appointment only
Military Treatment Facility EFMP:
Assignment Coordination, Enrollment & Disenrollment
- MTF EFMP Army POC: Madigan Army Medical Center
- MTF EFMP Air Force POC: McChord Clinic: +1 (253) 982-3350
- DD Form 2792, Family Member Medical Summary (for Enrollment/Disenrollment)
- DD Form 2792-1, Special Education/Early Intervention Summary (for Enrollment/Disenrollment)
EFMP Reports for Units (per ALARACT 35-2011)
- Child Care & Respite Care
Child Care On Base
- Child & Youth Services Registration (Child & School Age Care, Hourly, Sports, SKIES)
Respite Care Military Programs
- Education (IFSP, IEP, 504, IPE)
- Federal & State Benefits
- Social Security FAQs
- Military Survivor Benefits Plan (SBP) for Incapacitated
- Military SBP Annuity to Special Needs Trust (SNT)
Recommended sites from Seattle Childrens
- Recreation (inclusive/specialized)
Upcoming JBLM EFMP Events
- Safety Planning
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