Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)

The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is a mandatory (military) enrollment program that works with other military and civilian agencies to provide comprehensive and coordinated community support, housing, educational, medical and personnel services to families with special needs. An exceptional family member is a child (or adult dependent) with any physical, emotional, developmental or intellectual disorder that requires special treatment, therapy, education, training or counseling. Department of the Army civilians do not enroll in the program; however, they must identify dependent children with special education and medically related service needs and family members with medical needs each time they process for an assignment to a location outside the United States where family travel is authorized at Government expense.

Content last reviewed: 12/08/2016-GLB

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