Exceptional Family Member Program
When you’re moving, your to-do list can seem long enough to fill a packing box. But if your family has special medical and/or educational needs, help is available before, during and after your move. Enrollment in the Exceptional Family Member Program provides military families with special needs consideration during the assignment process and access to services to help navigate medical and/or educational support systems.
The Exceptional Family Member Program has three components:
- Identification and enrollment ensures that special needs – diagnosis, frequency of care, medications and special accommodations – are documented.
- Assignment coordination requires information about special needs to be taken into account when the service member is considered for a new assignment.
- Family support provides information and referral for military and community services, and non-clinical case management services.
Enrollment in the EFMP is mandatory for active-duty service members and ensures that family members’ documented medical and/or educational needs are considered during the assignment coordination process. Through the EFMP family support office, families can receive assistance with navigating military and community support systems.
How to enroll:
Families can enroll by obtaining paperwork from the EFMP medical point of contact at their local military treatment facility, the EFMP liaison, or in the Marine Corps, from Marine Corps Community Services. The forms for enrollment are:
- Department of Defense Form 2792: Family Member Medical Summary
The service member, spouse or adult family member completes the demographic information. 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.
- Department of Defense Form 2792-1: Special Education/Early Intervention Summary
The sponsor, parent or legal guardian completes the demographic information. School or early intervention program personnel complete the remainder of the form, which includes the child’s educational diagnosis. A copy of the individualized education program or individual family service plan pairs with the form.
Programs and Services
Military and Family Support Centers are part of the network of agencies, programs, services and partnerships which supports the overall well-being of military families. Military and Family Support Centers provide information, education and support programs to help balance the demands of military life. The Military and Family Support Center should be one of your first stops once you arrive at a new installation to connect with key programs, services and support systems. Programs and services may vary across services and installations.
- Deployment support provides information, education and support to assist you and your family during all phases of the deployment cycle.
- Relocation assistance provides an array of services during the relocation process to meet your moving needs.
- Personal financial management provides information, education and one-on-one financial counseling to assist you and your family in maintaining your financial readiness.
- Employment assistance offers comprehensive information, tools and resources to support career exploration, training and licensing, and employment readiness.
- Family life education provides information and education to assist you and your family in developing resilience skills that can help as you navigate your mobile military lives.
- Information and referral can assist you in identifying and clarifying needs to determine appropriate forms of assistance and in locating services and programs available both on and off your installation.
- The Transition Assistance Program prepares separating, retiring and demobilizing service members (and their families) with the information, skills and knowledge necessary for a successful transition from military to civilian life. The first step in your transition process is to complete the congressionally mandated pre-separation counseling session, which furnishes detailed information on the various benefits and services available.
Military and Family Support Centers may provide other programs, such as the Exceptional Family Member Program, Family Advocacy Program and the New Parent Support Program. These services vary by location. Find your specific center by visiting MilitaryINSTALLATIONS and searching by installation or postal code.
The NAS Kingsville Fleet and Family Support Center does provide counseling services, both clinical and financial. We have a Family Advocacy Specialist. The Command Ombudsman has an office in our building.
We have several computers for public use as well as a FAX center. We’re open 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Friday. Located at 746 Rosendahl St., Kingsville, TX 78363.