The Exceptional Family Member Program, or EFMP, is a program initiated by the Department of Defense (DoD) to provide support to service members’ family members with special needs. This includes spouses, children, and dependent adults.
EFMP enrollment forms should be completed by the sponsor, spouse, primary care provider, or by school personnel. The program provides a wide range of medical, educational, and support functions and is available for service members in every military branch. Enrollment is open to soldiers with family members or dependents with a diagnosed physical, intellectual, developmental, or psychological condition that needs special care, medical attention or educational services.
DD Form 2792 and DD Form 2792-1 are required to enroll in the Exceptional Family Member Program for service members of all service branches.
The RHC reviews the documents and determines eligibility. If the application is approved, the RHC downloads the data into the EFMP database on the Army Personnel Network. Afterward, the Case Coordinator will inform the service member if their application has been successful.