Welcome to Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
The mission of the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP), is to improve the readiness of the Marine Corps by supporting the Active Duty Service Member while working to ensure that they are assigned to Duty Stations where services exist to support the EFM with Continuum Of Care, ensuring access and availability to medical and educational services. Families and services 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.
Just a reminder to the Service Member that the last 4 of their social security number can no longer be used on forms submitted to the EFMP. This has been replaced with their DoD ID number on most forms. Please check with your Family Case Worker to ensure that we have what we need to properly enroll/update your information. The last 4 of the Social Security numbers can no longer be utilized.
Exceptional Family Member Program Overview Presentation:Click Here
Your Local Exceptional Family Member Program Newsletter Link: Click Here
Exceptional Family Member Program eNewsletter Link:Click Here
Department of Education for Families Web Site:Click Here
The Exceptional Advocate Link:Click Here
EP Magazine Link:Click Here
Exceptional Family Member Program Modified Swim Session Video:Click Here
Introduction to Autism Link: Click Here
TRICARE Information Link: Click Here
Pro Parents Presentation Information and Instructions Link: Click Here
Program Manager: MCAS & MCRD/ERR Parris Island, South Carolina, Building 404, 843-228-3188
Family Case Worker: MCAS, Beaufort, South Carolina, Building 807, 843-228-6903
Family Case Worker: MCRD/ERR Parris Island, South Carolina, Building 404, 843-228-3843
Training & Outreach Specialist: MCRD/ERR & MCAS, South Carolina, Building 404, 843-228-3849
Administrative Assistant: MCAS & MCRD/ERR Parris Island, South Carolina, Building 404, 843-228-2041
EFMP Enrollment Information
The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is a mandatory enrollment program per MCO P1754.4, for those authorized family members that require special medical and/or educational services based upon a diagnosed physical, psychological or educational need. Special needs may range from mild to severe.
The family member must be enrolled in DEERS and reside with sponsor (exceptions may include geographical bachelors and family members receiving inpatient care or living in an educational setting).
The program is designed to provide assistance before, during, and after, relocation due to Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders. The aim of the program is provide the sponsor and family with knowledge, skills, and support. This support includes increase awareness of relevant laws such as ADA, HIPAA, IDEA, FERPA, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act so they can best advocate for their EFM, other local resources and much more.
EFMP Enrollment Process
We offer help in the preparation of the forms, review completed forms for accuracy, and forward the enrollment package to the Central Screening Committee at HQMC. EFMP address assignment screening by providing the most current medical and educational information to HQMC EFMP for screening and providing family support, identifying local resources for the family.
As a sponsor, you are responsible for contacting your EFMP and enrolling all family members with mild to severe medical; physical or psychological, and/or educational issues requiring special services and maintaining a copy of the supporting documentation. Reviewing completed applications and updating forms every three years or as your family status change. You are also responsible for dis-enrolling when divorced, when the EFM is deceased, when medical or educational needs no longer exist, or when the family member no longer reside with the sponsor. more
Exceptional Family Member Program - EFMP Benefits
Your EFMP Case Worker can provide you with the following assistance:
• Information on local community social service organizations and support groups. more
• Points of contact for: TRICARE Region and local TRICARE Service Center.
• Points of contact for: Local school district special education offices, to include DoDEA, DDESS and DoDDS schools. more
• Advocate for the family at IEPs within the local school districts and at the on base Child Development Centers during SNERTS.
• Information about any special programs, services & adaptations that are unique to the local installation & surrounding community. more
• Housing consideration based on qualifying medical condition or need.
• Extended Care Health Option (ECHO); has no enrollment fee, however, to register in ECHO requires the beneficiary to be enrolled in the EFMP. Sponsors must pay part of the monthly authorized expenses for their family member(s) to receive benefits under Tri-Care ECHO. The monthly cost-share is based upon the sponsor’s pay grade. more
• The EFMP offers 40 hours per month of Respite Care to anyone who is enrolled in the EFMP and meets the criteria. Could you use an occasional break? If so, you may be interested in this. more