EFMP helps active duty service members with managing the special needs of a family member. Enrollment in the program is mandatory for active duty personnel with family members with special needs (MCO P1754.4C).
Who qualifies for EFMP?
An exceptional family member (EFM) must be enrolled in DEERS and MCTFS and have a diagnosed physical, intellectual, or emotional need that requires specialized medical or educational services.
What is the goal of EFMP?
The program ensures the sponsor is assigned to a duty station where services exist to support their EFM.
EFMP Family Case Workers are available to:
Guide members through the enrollment process
Connect families to medical, educational, and community services
Assist families with special education needs
Provide resource, referral, and support throughout PCS transitions
Commanders aboard MCB Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River are responsible for upholding the expectations set forth in MCO 1754.4C. The Installation EFMP is available to support each command in having an effective, compliant program. These documents are provided as resources for Commanders and/or their appointed EFMP Program Designees; however it is recommended that they contact the Installation EFMP office in order to speak with a Training, Education, and Outreach Specialist and develop an individualized Command Support Plan.
Attorney for Exceptional Family Members, MCI-East 910.451.9730
The EFMP Attorney offers direct client representation and consultation regarding disability related legal matters. Legal matters include (but are not
limited to): special education and 504 related matters, ADA concerns about accessibility and accommodations, guardianship/incompetency, and SSI and Medicaid denials. Families are welcome to contact the attorney directly or ask to be referred through their EFMP family case worker.
Siblings (brother or sister) of the family member enrolled in EFMP are invited to attend their own workshop. EFMP has created a workshop for siblings to share their story and experiences as relative of an Exceptional Family Member. Please email us to participate in a future workshop.
Command Teams, Designated EEFMP Representatives, and active duty Marines will learn the essential functions of the Exceptional Family Member Program, mandates of MCO 1754.4C, CGRI Checklist 1754.4, and how the program supports Marine and their families.
This workshop will be offered upon request. EFMP staff will contact you to arrange the training date and time.