exceptional family member program

about us

The mission of the Marine Corps Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is to assure continuum of care for all enrolled families. EFMP will improve the quality of life of families that support a member with a disability. EFMP will ensure that sponsors with Exceptional Family Members (EFM’s) are assigned to duty stations where services exist to support the EFM with access, and availability, to medical and educational services. Enrollment in the program is mandatory for active duty personnel with a family member that has an exceptional need (MCO P1754.4B).

who qualifies

An EFM must be enrolled in DEERS and MCTFS and have a diagnosed physical, intellectual, or emotional need that requires specialized medical or educational services.

efmp family case workers are available to

  • Connect families to medical, educational, and community services
  • Guide members through the enrollment process
  • Provide resource, referral, and support throughout PCS transitions
  • Advocate for families with special education needs