Army Regulations and Orders

The following Army Regulations and orders provide information and guidance on issues concerning military families with special needs. Click on the directives below to find specifics on obtaining ID cards, as well as an overview of the Army Exceptional Family Member Program.

Army Regulation (AR) 600-8-14, "Identification Cards for Member of the Uniformed Services, their Eligible Family Members and other Eligible Personnel," June 17, 2009 This regulation provides guidance on the receipt of ID Cards for dependent children who become incapacitated prior to age twenty-one, are incapable of self-support and remain entitled to benefits and privileges authorized by the Uniformed Services, if medical sufficiency is met and the sponsor is providing over 50 percent of their support.

AR 608-75, "Exceptional Family Member Program," February 24, 2011 This regulation outlines the policies and procedures for the Exceptional Family Member Program in the Army.


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