The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) supports the continuum of care for all eligible sponsors and their family member in order to improve the quality of life for families that support a member with special medical and/or educational needs. EFMP staff and families work together to inform, educate and empower individuals to be the best advocate for themselves and/or their family member(s). The EFMP is a DOD-mandated enrollment program designed to support individual, family and unit readiness.
Marines and family members who are interested in learning more about enrollment or assignment review may contact Headquarters Marine Corps at firstname.lastname@example.org. The local EFMP office can assist with questions about family support services and/or with specific needs.
Some families elect geographic separation from their sponsor based upon the needs of family members. While EFMP cases are assigned to the installation EFMP family support office where the sponsor is located, families are always welcome to attend events, receive services or request assistance from the nearest EFMP office.
Marines or family members are welcome to walk-in or call ahead to make an appointment. Local offices may offer after-hours service by appointment, when needed. We encourage families to work closely with their assigned Family Case Worker, to build rapport and to develop a relationship of trust. When this occurs, Family Case Workers are best able to support the unique needs of each family. While the Family Case Worker will contact each family quarterly, through a combination of phone, email or in-person visits, families are always encouraged to contact their Family Case Worker whenever they need or desire assistance.
Exceptional Family Member Program
122 Neville Rd
Mon - Fri: 7am - 5pm
MCCS Quantico website
What is the form DD2792-1?
Will the Marine Corps reimburse the cost of completing form DD2792?
Marines will be reimbursed for pages 4-7 at the actual cost charged to the family or $60, whichever is less. If page 8 (Asthma Addendum), 9 and 10 (Mental Health Addendum), or 11 (Autism Spectrum Disorders and Significant Developmental Delays) are applicable, reimbursement will be actual cost charged to the family or $15 per page, whichever is less. Reimbursement will never exceed $200/package.
If a TRICARE authorized provider charges more than the Marine Corps will reimburse, families may ask providers to reconsider the cost charged to the family to align with USMC EFMP reimbursement amounts. If providers are unwilling to do this, families are responsible for any costs beyond the maximum reimbursement amounts. Families should contact their EFMP office for any questions about reimbursement.
How do I disenroll from EFMP?
How does EFMP enrollment affect deployment and Unaccompanied Overseas Assignments?
How are EFMP assignment recommendations made?
What is the difference between EFMP and Overseas Suitability Screening?
HQMC EFMP reviews all assignments for EFMP-enrolled Marines prior to issuance of the orders, regardless of location. The DD 2792, DD 2792-1 and IFSP/IEP are used to review family member requirements and to make an initial assignment recommendation. Following EFMP review, the monitor will release the PCS orders and families must then initiate the Suitability Screening process through the established office at the nearest Military Treatment Facility.
Suitability screening is conducted by the Military Medical Departments, and is the same for all family members, regardless of EFMP enrollment status. Suitability determination is based on a variety of factors to include: a comprehensive review of the medical records, the severity of the condition and the frequency and level of treatment; the medical and dental capabilities of the Military Treatment Facility (MTF)/ Dental Treatment Facility (DTF) and local civilian community; the availability of ancillary, early intervention, special education and medically related services; transportation and travel time to the medical facility or specialist; climate and environmental conditions; the likelihood of the needs increasing, the capacity of the facility, medical staffing and manpower concerns. For more information about Suitability Screening, please contact your Military Treatment Facility's OSS Coordinator.
What can I do to ensure that I get my orders quickly?
1. Make sure the enrollment paperwork for your family member(s) is accurate and includes all current medical and educational requirements.
2. Submit your updates when due.
During 2015, the average EFMP review cycle time for a set of orders was 7 days. When paperwork is current and accurate, we are able to quickly review orders and make assignment recommendations to your monitor. When paperwork is outdated, incomplete or inaccurate, we must contact you and request and wait for the update. The most important thing you can do is to keep your paperwork current!
How do you ensure confidentiality?