The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) supports the continuum of care for all eligible sponsors and their family member in order to improve the quality of life for families that support a member with special medical and/or educational needs. EFMP is a DOD-mandated enrollment program designed to support individual, family, and unit readiness.
The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) supports the continuum of care for all eligible sponsors and their family member in order to improve the quality of life for families that support a member with special medical and/or educational needs. EFMP staff and families work together to inform, educate and empower individuals to be the best advocate for themselves and/or their family member(s). The EFMP is a DOD-mandated enrollment program designed to support individual, family and unit readiness.
At Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) San Diego, we strive to provide the best service and care to families assigned to MCRD San Diego and families stationed at recruiting stations in the Western Recruiting Region (WRR).
- Possess an on-going medical, emotional, or educational need.
- 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:
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.
- MARADMIN 309/15
- Reimbursement Flyer
- Reimbursement Process
- Standard Form 1164
- Frequently Asked Questions
The Respite Care Reimbursement Program is intended to reduce stress on sponsor families by providing temporary rest periods for family members who care for those who have special needs. Families assigned to the MCRD San Diego EFMP with EFMs identified as Level of Need (LoN) 3 or 4 can receive up to 20 clock hours per month of respite care, at an authorized rate. After verifying eligibility & authorized amount for the Respite Care Reimbursement Program, families may choose their certified provider (the office will need proof of certification before receiving care). Families will pay their provider for respite care hours, submit reimbursement the log, and standard form 1164 to the MCRD San Diego EFMP office within 60 days to receive reimbursement for care. Contact the EFMP office or your assigned EFMP Family Case Worker for more information or to enroll.
- NAVMC1750/1 Verification of Eligibility
- NAVMC1750/2 Statement of Understanding
- NAVMC1750/3 Reimbursement Log
- Standard Form 1164
- Standard Form 1164 (Sample)
- Marine Corps Bulletin 1754
Please connect with the Training, Education, and Outreach Specialist for the most updated list. Call 619-524-0916 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Available items include books, devices and equipment, and employee assistive devices.
Download complete listing of available items below:
- EFMP Lending Library List
- EFMP Lending Library List of Assistive Devices
Exceptional Family Member Program
Administrative Assistant: 6195248031
Family Case Worker: 6195248030
Family Case Worker: 6195248116
Family Case Worker: 6195248086
Program Manager: 6195248031
Training, Education and Outreach Specialist: 6195240916
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