1. Where do I find EFMP instructions?
The governing instructions for EFMP are OPNAVINST 1754.2D and SECNAVINST 1754.5B.
Other helpful references include BUPERSINST 1300.2A and MILPERSMAN 1300-700.
2. How often am I required to update my EFM status?
a. When a family member's condition changes or upon completion of diagnostic evaluations.
b. Every 3 years; 12 months prior to orders negotiation or a permanent change of station.
Conditions that warrant temporary categorization as determined by the Central Screening
Committee require updated enrollments to be submitted to NAVPERSCOM (PERS-456) by the
3. When do I disenroll my EFM?
a. If an EFM no longer requires ongoing healthcare, specialty care, early intervention, or special education. The Service member will provide necessary medical and/or educational
documentation to the EFMP Coordinator. The coordinator will then forward to the Central
Screening Committee for disposition. PERS-456 will receive the disposition and make the
b. An EFM is no longer a Service member's dependent. A change in status may result from divorce, child custody arrangements, marriage, death, etc. The Service member will forward an official letter to the local MTF EFM Coordinator or NAVPERSCOM (PERS-456), documenting the reason for disenrollment.
4. Where can I get documentation of my category?
a. EFMP Coordinators provide EFMP enrollment letters to Service Members.
5. Where can I find out about Tricare ECHO and Navy Respite?
Tricare ECHO and Navy Respite are separate programs that offer services to Exceptional Family Members if approved.
6. How does the EFM program affect my orders?
If a condition is identified in the Overseas Screening process, orders can be affected. For
example, orders can be delayed awaiting EFM enrollment once a condition is known. If it is a
new EFM, orders may have to be rescreened for availability of services for the EFM.
If the EFM is already enrolled, and the Service member has not updated in the timeframes
required, orders will be delayed at NAVPERSCOM until the update is completed.
7. How do I update or downgrade my EFM?
A new EFM package is required for any type of change, to include updates and downgrades. The process is identical to a new enrollment. A service member will need to complete the DD Forms 2792 and 2792-1 with the MTF EFM Coordinator. The package will be sent to the Central Screening Committee for review and recommendation. NAVPERSCOM (PERS-456) will receive the package and make final category determination and documentation.
8. Is the EFM criteria the same for Officers and Enlisted?
The Exceptional Family Member Program governs all Navy Service members, regardless of rank or status.
9. Who do I contact for EFM information and enrollment?
MTF EFM Coordinators will facilitate enrollment and answer general questions. EFMP Liaisons
can assist with EFM information and referral. You can contact the NPC Call Center at 1-866-U-ASK-NPC for the EFM Program Management Office.
10. Who are the points of contact for EFM?
EFM Liaisons are available throughout Navy Fleet and Family Support Centers.
EFM Coordinators are available at Military Treatment Facilities throughout the fleet.
For EFMP information go to Military Homefront .
11. How do I get legal assistance?
If you are a service member, veteran, or military family member in need of legal assistance, visit ABA Home Front where you can use (1) the Directory of Programs to find a state-by-state guide of legal resources available to military families and (2) the Information Center to find information on a variety of legal topics. Service members must be referred to the ABA Military Pro Bono Project by a JAG Officer.
No legal representation, advice, or assistance is provided by the Military Pro Bono Project staff. Visit Referral to the Project for more information.
Navy Exceptional Family Member Program
5720 Integrity Drive
Millington, TN 38055-4510