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Exceptional Family Member Program Identification and Enrollment


Who should enroll in the program?

Family members with special medical or educational needs, including a spouse, child or a dependent adult, should enroll in the program. This includes family members who:

  • Require special medical services for a chronic condition such as asthma, attention deficit disorder, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, etc.
  • Receive ongoing services from a medical specialist
  • Have significant behavioral health concerns
  • Receive early intervention or special education services through an individualized education program or individualized family service plan

Why enroll in the program?

Enrollment in the EFMP ensures a family member's documented medical and educational needs are considered during the assignment process. It also allows families to receive the support and assistance they need to navigate medical and educational systems.

How do families enroll in the program?

Enrollment in the EFMP is mandatory for active duty military members; members of the National Guard or reserves may enroll according to service-specific guidance. Paperwork required for enrollment in the EFMP is available from the EFMP medical point of contact at the installation military treatment facility or, in the Marine Corps, from Marine Corps Community Services. The forms for enrollment are:

  • DD Form 2792, Family Member Medical Summary. In order to document medical needs, the service member, spouse or adult family member completes the first page. The remainder is completed by the family member's physician or other qualified medical professional and includes the diagnosis, frequency of care, medication and any special accommodations required by the family member.
  • DD Form 2792-1, Special Education/Early Intervention Summary. In order to document educational needs, the sponsor, parent or legal guardian completes items one through seven of the first page. The remainder of the form is completed by school or early intervention program personnel. The form includes the child's educational diagnosis and is accompanied by a copy of the IEP or individual family service plan.

After the appropriate medical or educational provider completes the forms, they must be returned to the EFMP medical point of contact.


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