Exceptional Family Member Program Identification and Enrollment

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The Exceptional Family Member Program makes the entire moving process smoother for military families with special needs.

Here are answers to questions you may have:

Who should enroll in the program?

Family members with special medical or educational needs. This includes spouses, children and dependent adults 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 Exceptional Family Member Program ensures that family members' documented medical and educational needs receive consideration during the assignment coordination process. It also gives families the support and assistance they need to navigate medical and educational systems.

How do families enroll in the program?


out the Education Directory for Children With Special Needs if you and your family are moving within the United States.

Enrollment in the Exceptional Family Member Program is mandatory for active-duty service members. National Guard or reserve members may enroll according to service-specific guidance.

You can enroll in the Exceptional Family Member Program by getting the proper paperwork from the Exceptional Family Member Program medical point of contact at your local military treatment facility, or in the Marine Corps, from Marine Corps Community Services. You'll find answers to your enrollment questions, contact information and much more in the EFMP Quick Reference Guide.

The forms for enrollment are:

  • DD Form 2792, Family Member Medical Summary. The service member, spouse or adult family member completes the authorization for disclosure of medical information and the demographics section (2 pages). The family member's physician or other qualified medical professional completes the rest and includes the diagnosis, frequency of care, medication and any special accommodations the family member requires.
  • DD Form 2792-1, Special Education/Early Intervention Summary. The sponsor, parent or legal guardian completes the demographics section and the school or early intervention program personnel finish the form, which includes the child's educational diagnosis. A copy of the Individualized Education Program or Individual Family Service Plan should be included with the form.

After the appropriate medical or educational provider completes the forms, they are sent back to the Exceptional Family Member Program medical point of contact.

Enroll in the Exceptional Family Member Program today, and empower your family. Turn to Military OneSource for a wealth of additional information and resources for families who have special needs.



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