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EFMP enrollment requires completion of the DD form 2792,
outlining the medical requirements of family members with special needs. This
form must be updated every three years or sooner if requirement for care change.
Some TRICARE authorized providers have begun charging families for completion of
this form. The Marine Corps believes that families should not bear the cost of
form completion to comply with a DOD-mandated program, so has instituted a
For more information please contact your local
Camp Foster EFMP Office 645-9237
Camp Courtney EFMP
Camp Kinser EFMP Office 637-3516
or e-mail us;
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*** Welcome to the EFMP Informational Video Section. Click on each topic to watch the video.***
EFMP and Overseas Screening Process
1. What is the purpose of the
Exceptional Family Member Program?
Per the MCO 1754.4, the primary purpose of
the Marine Corps EFMP is to ensure continuum of care for eligible Marine Corps
family members. By identifying families with special needs and maximizing the
provision of services, the quality of life provided to the Marine Corps family
is enhanced while meeting the mission of the Marine Corps.
2. What is the Mission of the
Exceptional Family Member Program?
EFMP will improve the quality of life of
Marine families that support an exceptional family member (EFM) with a special
medical and/or educational need. Quality of life is improved through family
support via Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) programs provided aboard
Marine Corps installations and through other governmental and private entities.
By following specific procedures and guidelines, EFMP supports the assignment
of Marine sponsors with EFM to duty stations where services exist to support
the EFM with access and availability to medical and educational services.
Families and service providers must work together in a climate of mutual
respect and trust to be successful. Enrollment in the EFMP shall not prejudice
assignment or promotion opportunities.
3. What is considered to be a
Please reference the DoD Instruction 1315.19 Section
3: DOD Criteria for Identifying Family Members with Special Needs
DoD Instruction 1315.19
4. How Do I Enroll?
Enrollment is through the Sponsor’s Marine
Corps installation EFMP office or directly to the Exceptional Family Member
Program (EFMP), Family Care Branch (FC), Marine and Family Programs (MF),
Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC), Deputy Commandant, Manpower and Reserve
Affairs (DC, M&RA). HQMC EFMP DD Form 2792 is required for all family
members and DD Form 2792-1 is required for all children with a current
Individualized Family Services Plan (IFSP) or Individualized Education Program
Military OneSource Website
5. When completing the DD
2792, who is considered to be a Qualified Medical Provider?
A physician (Medical Doctor or Doctor of
Osteopathic Medicine), nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist or
physician assistant, as allowed under state law, who provide, coordinates or
helps a patient access a range of health care services.
6. What are the benefits and
how can a Family Case Worker (FCW) assist my family?
Installation EFMP staff, under the
supervision of the installation EFMP Program Manager, shall provide family
support services to include, but not limited to: information and referral,
transition support, Family Needs Assessment (FNA) and Service Plans (SP), and
other services to support the continuum of care for the EFM. EFMP Staff does
not advocate on behalf of sponsors and families, but supports and educates
individuals as they learn to become effective advocates for themselves and/or
7. What Does the Extended Care
Health Option (ECHO) program provide?
The TRICARE® Extended Care Health Option
(ECHO) provides supplemental services to active duty family members with
qualifying mental or physical disabilities. ECHO offers integrated services and
supplies beyond those offered by the basic TRICARE health benefits program. For
more information, please contact your local Tricare or EFMP office.
8. What is respite care?
Respite Care is a non-entitlement benefit
intended to provide brief rest periods for the primary caregiver(s).
Respite Care may not be used to fund
pre-school programs, day care or babysitting to allow primary caregiver to work
or attend school, or therapy sessions or therapeutic recreation for the family
9. What is the eligibility
criteria for the Respite Care Reimbursement Program?
EFMP respite care reimbursement is available
for EFMs identified as LoN3 and 4. Using a quantitative scoring rubric, the
Level of Need (LoN) is assessed during initial EFMP enrollment eligibility
screening and subsequent three-year updates. HQMC EFMP will conduct additional
LoN review, when requested by the installation EFMP staff. Updated enrollment
paperwork or additional documentation may be necessary to support a possible
change in LoN. LoN is not equivalent to the Navy Enrollment categories and is
used for respite care reimbursement only.
EFMP provide relocation support?
The Family Case Worker will assist sponsors
and their families in providing relocation assistance before, during and after
relocation required by a PCS. When accepted by the family, the FCW will conduct
a Family Needs Assessment (FNA), develop a Service Plan (SP), and provide the necessary information and resources to
assist sponsors and families through a successful relocation.
EFMP PCS Transition Checklist
School Transition Checklist
11. Are families enrolled in EFMP able to be
All PCS orders for EFMP-enrolled sponsors are
generated by MOS monitors and are based upon the needs of the Marine Corps and
individual career progression of the sponsor. HQMC EFMP does not direct the
location or timing of PCS orders. EFMP-enrolled sponsors will remain eligible
for orders within their MOS and maintain world-wide assignment eligibility.
EFMP-enrolled sponsors are equally considered for Special Duty Assignments; and
exception to Special Duty assignment is the authority of MM.
12. I am enrolled into the EFMP. Can I secure
priority housing in Okinawa?
At this time,
priority housing is not offered in Okinawa. Please contact the local housing office
for further information or visit the Kadena Housing website
*It is very important
to have your enrollment letter and most recent DD 2792 completed with all
necessary housing modifications as this will make the process much smoother
during your housing brief.
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