Military Significant Others and Spouse Support - MilitarySOS.com
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: another question about EFMP

  1. MilitarySOS Jewel
    valmom24's Avatar
    valmom24 is offline
    MilitarySOS Jewel
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Fort Benning, Ga
    Posts
    915
    #1

    another question about EFMP

    Advertisements
    I've been wondering what this program is... I have one with ADHD and currently on medication and then I have an Autistic. Help me understand this program... because we were told we had to be on it! So what is it? What does EFMP stand for?

    BTW... They told DH at the Officer review board that we would still be able to go over seas. However, it would have to be where the major hospitals were. So we would be limited to where we could go.

    Thanks in advance
  2. what is meant to be will always find it's way :)
    RaMi's Avatar
    RaMi is offline
    what is meant to be will always find it's way :)
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    1,515
    #2
    its a program for people who have family members (Dependents) with disabilities so that the military can be sure to station them where the appropriate medical care/help will be available. I know in the Marine Corps its now mandatory that Marines register their dependent if they have a disability (i worked at the family service center). I'm not sure which branch you are with, but if i were you i'd go into the Family Service Center on your base and talk to the EFMP representative/worker there, or at least call and talk to them on the phone
  3. MilitarySOS Jewel
    valmom24's Avatar
    valmom24 is offline
    MilitarySOS Jewel
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Fort Benning, Ga
    Posts
    915
    #3
    My DH just started with the Army. (he is currently in Basic)
  4. Senior Member
    petsparkle's Avatar
    petsparkle is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    4,131
    #4
    Quote Originally Posted by RaMi View Post
    its a program for people who have family members (Dependents) with disabilities so that the military can be sure to station them where the appropriate medical care/help will be available. I know in the Marine Corps its now mandatory that Marines register their dependent if they have a disability (i worked at the family service center). I'm not sure which branch you are with, but if i were you i'd go into the Family Service Center on your base and talk to the EFMP representative/worker there, or at least call and talk to them on the phone
    At our base the EFMP rep is at the hospital, but the FFSC has their information.

    EFMP= Exceptional Family Member Program (if you were wondering)
  5. Banned
    Donna's Avatar
    Donna is offline
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    New Orleans
    Posts
    16,880
    Blog Entries
    1
    #5
    http://www.myarmylifetoo.com/skins/m...&AllowSSL=true


    What is an exceptional family member?

    An exceptional family member is a family member (child or adult) with any physical, emotional, developmental, or intellectual disorder that requires special treatment, therapy, education, training, or counseling.
    What is the Exceptional Family Member Program?

    The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is a mandatory 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.
    Who must enroll in the program?

    Army Regulation 608-75 Nov 2006 information:

    1–7. Identification and enrollment

    a. The following Soldiers with exceptional family members (EFMs) (children and adults) will enroll in the EFMP.

    (1) Active Army.

    (2) U.S. Army Reserve (USAR) Soldiers in the USAR Active Guard Reserve Program. Mobilized and deployed Soldiers are not eligible for enrollment in EFMP.

    (3) Army National Guard AGR personnel serving under authority of Title 10, United States Code and Title 32, United States Code.

    Department of the Army civilian employees 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 member travel is authorized at Government expense.
    How does a Soldier enroll in the program?

    The Soldier contacts the nearest Army medical treatment facility EFMP point of contact to begin the assessment process and obtain the enrollment forms. Once the forms are completed, they are forwarded to the appropriate regional medical command for coding. The regional medical command enrolls eligible Active Army Soldiers in EFMP. They notify Army National Guard and Reserve personnel agencies of eligible AGR Soldiers who then enroll them in the program.
    Does enrollment have any impact on the Soldier’s career?

    Enrollment in EFMP does not adversely affect selection for promotion, schools, or assignment. Information concerning enrollment in EFMP or any of the data used in the program is not made available to selection boards.

    What is an exceptional family member?

    An exceptional family member is a family member (child or adult) with any physical, emotional, developmental, or intellectual disorder that requires special treatment, therapy, education, training, or counseling.


    What is the Exceptional Family Member Program?

    The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is a mandatory 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.


    Who must enroll in the program?

    Army Regulation 608-75 Nov 2006 information:

    1–7. Identification and enrollment

    a. The following Soldiers with exceptional family members (EFMs) (children and adults) will enroll in the EFMP.

    (1) Active Army.

    (2) U.S. Army Reserve (USAR) Soldiers in the USAR Active Guard Reserve Program. Mobilized and deployed Soldiers are not eligible for enrollment in EFMP.

    (3) Army National Guard AGR personnel serving under authority of Title 10, United States Code and Title 32, United States Code.

    Department of the Army civilian employees 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 member travel is authorized at Government expense.


    How does a Soldier enroll in the program?

    The Soldier contacts the nearest Army medical treatment facility EFMP point of contact to begin the assessment process and obtain the enrollment forms. Once the forms are completed, they are forwarded to the appropriate regional medical command for coding. The regional medical command enrolls eligible Active Army Soldiers in EFMP. They notify Army National Guard and Reserve personnel agencies of eligible AGR Soldiers who then enroll them in the program.


    Does enrollment have any impact on the Soldier’s career?

    Enrollment in EFMP does not adversely affect selection for promotion, schools, or assignment. Information concerning enrollment in EFMP or any of the data used in the program is not made available to selection boards.


    What are the benefits of enrollment in the program?

    Enrollment allows assignment managers at Army personnel agencies to consider the documented medical and special education needs of exceptional family members in the assignment process. When possible, Soldiers are assigned to an area where the medical and special education needs of their exceptional family member can be met. This will depend on a valid personnel requirement for the Soldier’s grade, specialty and eligibility for the tour. All Soldiers are still eligible for worldwide assignments.


    Are special education needs always considered?

    Special education needs are only considered in assignments outside the United States. Assignments within our 50 States and Trust Territories are not based on the educational needs of children. Every local school system must obey public laws regarding the provision of special education.


    What EFMP community support services are available through Army Community Service?

    Army Community Services include information and referral, advocacy, support groups, respite care and relocation assistance.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •