Marine Corps Community Services | MCRD San Diego
Exceptional Family Member Program 2017-01-05T10:25:34+00:00

The Marine Corps Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is a mandatory enrollment program designed to coordinate permanent change of station assignments for active duty sponsors who have a family member with special needs. When Marines are assigned to locations where their family members have access to required care, it allows the Marine to focus on the mission, enhancing the individual and family readiness.

EFMP assists Marines in managing the dual demands of a Marine Corps career and the special needs of a family member. At the Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) San Diego, we provide services and care to families assigned to the MCRD San and families stationed at recruiting stations in the Western Recruiting Region (WRR). We also assist Navy families assigned to the MCRD San Diego.

An Exceptional Family Member (EFM) can be a spouse, child, stepchild, adopted child, foster child or dependent parent who meets the following criteria:

  • Possesses a physical, intellectual or emotional disability and requires special medical and/or educational services.
  • Enrolled in DEERS & MCTFS
  • Resides with the sponsor (exceptions include geographical bachelors and family members receiving inpatient care or living in an educational setting).
Ensure your family member is enrolled in DEERS & MCTFS.

  • Contact the EFMP office for assistance and information.
  • Complete the forms and return to the EFMP office for processing. Forms may be downloaded from the links below:

DD 2792 enrollment form (EFMP medical summary)
The DD Form 2792 Medical Summary must be completed for ALL enrollees even if the EFM is a child who is being enrolled for educational reasons. The medical summary portion (pages 4-11) must be fully completed and signed by a qualified medical provider.

DD 2792-1 enrollment form (Special Education/Early Intervention Summary)
The DD Form 2792-1 must be completed for children who have an Individualized Educational Program (IEP) or Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP), or who are being evaluated for services. A current IEP or IFSP must be attached if applicable.

Disenrollment
Disenrollment from EFMP may occur when the EFM no longer requires special medical, mental health, early intervention/educational services, or EFM no longer resides with sponsor due to divorce, loss of custody, or death. Contact the EFMP office for assistance with disenrollment.

The Marine Corps Exceptional Family Member Program is a mandatory enrollment program designed to coordinate permanent change of station assignments for active duty sponsors who have a family member with special needs. When Marines are assigned to locations where their family members have access to required care, it allows the Marine to focus on the mission, enhancing the individual and family readiness.Marines and families often contact EFMP with recommendations about how the program can better support families and we value this communication. Several months ago, families began notifying EFMP that some TRICARE authorized providers were charging for completion of the DD Form 2792. This form is used across the Department of Defense to identify the medical requirements of family members for the purpose of EFMP enrollment. Enrolled families must also submit an updated form every three years to ensure that the most current information is available for EFMP assignment review.

As we investigated, we learned that network providers cannot receive TRICARE reimbursement for the time associated with completion of this form and therefore passed the cost to the individual family. Additionally, we have learned that absent regulation, authorized provider charges to families are inconsistent, and in some cases, cost prohibitive for families.

The Marine Corps believes that families should not bear the cost of form completion to comply with a DOD-mandated program, and we have instituted a reimbursement process, retroactive to October 1, 2014. We have authorized reimbursement at actual cost, up to a maximum of $200/package, whichever is less. We recognize that some providers are charging more than the $200/package, however with education, may reduce their charges to align with our reimbursement. In some cases, providers have been charging less than the maximum amount authorized by the Marine Corps; we commend them and encourage them to keep their rates consistent. EFMP-enrolled Marines who are interested in pursuing a reimbursement, should contact their assigned EFMP office for assistance. Marine Corps EFMP POCs and additional information about the reimbursement process can be found found at: goo.gl/ZWUO1O

Reimbursement Forms:

The EFMP Lending Library is located at the EFMP Office.

Available items include books, devices and equipment, and employee assistive devices.

Download complete listing of available items below:

Please call the Program Manager at 619-524-6078 should you have questions or require additional information.

Program Manager
(619) 524-6078

Family Case Workers
(619) 524-8030
(619) 524-8116
(619) 524-8086

Training, Education and Outreach Specialist
(619) 524-0916

Administrative Assistant
(619) 524-8031

Hours
Monday – Friday
0730 – 1600
After 1600, by appointment only.

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