The Navy's Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) serves military families with special needs. The EFMP is a mandatory enrollment program for sponsors with qualifying family members. Enrollment in the EFMP ensures maximum provision of services to the family throughout the sponsor's career.
EFMP enrollment is mandatory and required immediately upon identification of a special need.
DD Form 2792, Exceptional Family Member Medical and Educational Summary and DD Form 2792-1, Exceptional Family Member Special Education / Early Intervention Summary are used for enrollment.
Who qualifies for EFMP?
If you can answer "yes" to any of the questions below, contact your FFSC for more information about enrollment or to attend a workshop.
Do you have a family member with diagnosed asthma, attention deficit disorder, cancer, lupus, heart disease, leukemia, diabetes, any other long-term illness or physical and/or developmental disability?
Do you have a family member with any emotional disability such as mental illness or clinically diagnosed depression?
Do you have a child in special education more than 20 percent of school time?
Do you have a family member in a residential treatment facility, receiving medical care through a state medical program or in the incapacitated dependent program?
Do you have a family member receiving Supplemental Security Income benefits?
The Fleet and Family Support Program is the Information and Referral (I&R) conduit for questions regarding EFM resources in the local community.
EFMP liaisons located at Fleet and Family Support Centers:
- Provide information, referrals, and system navigation to special needs families.
- Link families with available military, national and local community resources.
- Provide non-medical case management.
- Develop and maintain Individual Service Plans (ISP).
- Partner with the MTF Coordinators to provide information, education and marketing.